The antispyware utility software of Microsoft is commonly known as Windows Defender and the MsMpEng.exe is the core process of this software. It safeguards your PC by scanning the spyware containing files and by removing all the suspicious activities. But you may find that your CPU is getting 100% utilized by this process. And your PC is performing slower than ever. So, what’s next?
Well, some of us have faced a different kind of issues that are associated with this MsMpEng.exe. And, we never get ready to compromise the security of our PC, right? Also, we really don’t like to see MsMpEng.exe is taking over the CPU usage. So, what should you do in this situation? Want to know what will be better for you? Scroll now to have the complete overview. We have furnished all the details below direct from our expert’s helpdesk. Check now!
Before proceeding towards the troubleshooting steps, you must know what exactly MsMpEng.exe high CPU usage is? We are going to provide you the full info. Go through that before applying any fix. And if you are having an issue while following the instructions then you must take a professional’s help. We also render that. So, let’s proceed now.
What is MsMpEng.exe?
Whenever you are having an activity with your Windows Defender, many background process run at a time. And they eat up the CPU usage as huge as possible. The Antimalware Service Executable is one of those background processes. It eats up almost 99% of that usage causing an abnormally heated CPU. And the MsMpEng.exe is the corresponding file of this process.
So, if you don’t want to compromise the real-time protection of your PC still want your PC to perform well then you must check the following steps. Do accordingly and fix the issue.
How To Fix MsMpEng.exe High Memory Usage?
Several methods are there to fix this issue. Some of them are discussed below. Perform as per the given instructions.
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Modify the Windows Defender’s Exclusion List
Sometimes, modifying the exclusion list of Windows Defender can let you take the shy of relief! But, the process of doing the same is a little bit tricky. Anyway, you don’t need to worry at all! We are going to provide you with complete information about the procedure.
So, what you need to do?
You have to add the process “antimalware service executable” into the exclusion list of Windows Defender firstly. If you think why you have to do that, then, let us tell you that, this background process goes through each file including itself at the time of scanning. And you can consider this as a major cause responsible for triggering the system lag.
To stop this from repeating, you can instruct Windows Defender to skip itself when performing a system scan. And for this, you need to do these few steps given below,
- You have to open the Windows Task Manager at first, by pressing the keys Ctrl + Shift + Esc together
- Then, try to find the Antimalware Service Executable and open the location of the file by right-clicking it
- Now you should copy the full path, to do so click on the address bar
- Next, go to the Start button and open the Menu
- Type Windows Defender there in the box
- Once you reach there, you have to open the Virus and Threat Protection settings by hitting the “Virus and Threat Protection” option
- After that, you have to scroll down to the Exclusions list to add or remove any exclusion
- Now, you will reach the next screen, you have to click here to add an exclusion
- Then, paste the previously copied path there
- At last, you must click on the “Open” option; and finally, you will successfully discard the folder from scanning
If your issue gets sorted then good enough. But if the issue persists then you must try another troubleshooting trick.
Try all these fixes firstly. But if you get stuck in between somewhere just get in touch with us to have the professional’s assistance. Our team is here 24/7 to respond you anytime-whenever you need. Want to reach us now? Scroll to know our contact details.
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