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Windows 7: Is it normal for MsMpEng to eat up 25% of the my CPU all the time?

17 Apr 2014   #1
shippou

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 
Is it normal for MsMpEng to eat up 25% of the my CPU all the time?

It's not only during scans, it is all the time. Also people told me that it is windows defender but I think it is actually Windows Security Essentials, or is it the same thing?


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17 Apr 2014   #2
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

I can tell you it's not normal; right now, it's using 0 percent on my CPU.
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17 Apr 2014   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

If you are using Microsoft Security Essentials the Defender in Windows 7 should be turned off. To check just go to Start and type in Defender.
Make sure MSE is on (running).
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17 Apr 2014   #4
shippou

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
If you are using Microsoft Security Essentials the Defender in Windows 7 should be turned off. To check just go to Start and type in Defender.
Make sure MSE is on (running).
http://i.imgur.com/KWXfjaN.jpg

Says this program is not working
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17 Apr 2014   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

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17 Apr 2014   #6
shippou

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

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17 Apr 2014   #7
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

English only works here.
Check and see if Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool (MRT) is running.
It will use about 25% of the CPU.
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17 Apr 2014   #8
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Try to open (CTRL+ALT+DEL) the Task Manager and see if one of the svchost.exe have a high memory PID.
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17 Apr 2014   #9
mixpix

Windows 7 Pro, 32 bit
 
 

Shut off Windows Defender, if it is on. Microsoft Essentials, is all you will need, for it covers what Defender does. at the same time, make sure your programs are updated & you've cleaned off history; Disk Clean: C:--->Properties--->Tools (Disk Clean)
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