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Windows 7: MsMpEng.exe taking up too much memory

01 Mar 2013   #1
uilymmot

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 
MsMpEng.exe taking up too much memory

MsMpEng.exe(windows defender) has taken up lots of my computer's ram and cpu usage and is making my computer really slow
But when I try to open windows defender it says that windows defender has been disabled even though MsMpEng is running. Trying to turn on windows defender in order to disable it does not seem to work as when I click on the button to turn windows defender on it just freezes and stops responding
is there any way to externally disable windows defender?


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01 Mar 2013   #2
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

See if this will work for you

Click on the start button click on All Programs locate Microsoft Security Essentials, click on the "Settings" tab. Select "Excluded files and locations"
Browse to "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exe", click on Ok and press Add button to add the file to your list of excluded files and locations. Press Save changes button.

Note   Note
In Windows 7 x64 . You will have two Program Files folders . Program Files is where 64-bit applications install to and Program Files (x86) yes you guessed it 32-but applications install to .
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01 Mar 2013   #3
uilymmot

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

That seems to have stopped MsMpEng using a tonne of ram when I do anything with MSE but I don't like the idea of a program using memory that I know is useless D:
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01 Mar 2013   #4
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

How is the % on the CPU ?

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If the problem has been solved please mark the thread as solved
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