When a computer is run for more than about 48 hours, and any audio is played using any software, ESET will frequently spike from it's normal 0% of CPU usage to about 1%. This would ordinarily be fine, but every time the CPU usage spikes, at least once every two minutes, the audio on the computer becomes "glitchy" or "artifacted." This lasts for about 1-3 seconds, and the audio is totally unintelligible during this time. This is unacceptable for employees whose work duties include working with digital music files and listening to customer voicemails.
This is happening on several Windows 10 devices in our office with Intel Core i5-7500 CPU @ 3.40GHz, and 8+ GB of RAM. When ESET is uninstalled, this does not happen. We have observed and reported this bug since version 6, about a year ago. We have been using version 5 for the last year while I was waiting for this bug to be fixed, but apparently that hasn't happened. Any advice?