How to stop High CPU Usage: Windows Antimalware Service Executable
Windows defender program comes inbuilt with Windows Antimalware Service Executable program that scans for defections in our system and suggest us steps to solve them so that our system remains safe.
But it makes utilization of max CPU and if you want to see that go to Task Manager and look at your process tab there you will see that Msmpeng.exe is using all space available in CPU leaving very few space for other applications to perform and thus we are not able to work efficiently as system starts to become slow and laggy.
If you really want to solve this problem then let’s see how we can solve this problem in our system.
How I can solve High usage of CPU in Windows 10 due to Msmpeng.exe?
There are three steps for solving high usage of CPU by Windows Defender msmpeng.exe-:
1) By changing the schedule of Windows Defender -:This problem is cause mainly due to its automatic scanning of system but we can stop this automatic scanning of files by following this steps-:
-By pressing Window Key and R at the same time to open Run box.
-Then there enter text taskschd.msc and press Enter.
-Then click on Scheduler then on Microsoft and then on Windows.
-Click on Defender and then click on Scheduled Scan.
-Now unchecked Run with high privileges and then unchecked all items in condition tab.
If your problem does not solve then go to step two.
2) Add this to Windows Exclusion list-: Follow these steps -:
-Press Window key and I to open settings.
-Now click on Update and Security.
-Click on Windows Defender and then click on add Exclusions.
-Type Msmpeng.exe there and press OK.
If your system is running still slow then we would suggest updating all drivers and software that available for update so that your system works properly gives good performance to you.
There are multiple ways to update your drivers-:
- Manually Update-: In this you need to upgrade manually all your drivers by going to various manufactures website of applications that are installed in your system.
There you can search for the latest updates of those applications and drivers and then download them and further proceed with installation of updates.
2. Automatic Update -: In this you can let your system to do the above steps for you automatically at your given time.
So these are the steps to disable Windows Antimalware Service Executable program so that your system does not become slow and works efficiently and gives you the good results.