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Windows 7: MSE proccess hoarding CPU.

27 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Mac OS X 10.6.2 x64
 
 
MSE proccess hoarding CPU.

The proccess accociated with the Microsoft Security Essentials is eating up my CPU. It always hogs like 50% of it.

under task manager it said name was Ms.... (forget the rest) and description was Microsoft Security Anti Malware Executable.

Can I make it stop taking all my power. I had to kill the service because it kept coming back if i just killed the proccess.

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27 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

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27 Mar 2010   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I assume the process was the MsMpEng.exe - that is MSE alright. I would understand the 50% whilst it was scanning - and it can do that for a looong time if you specified "full scan". But normally MSE should be quasi invisible. mine is at 0% most of the time.



Have a look at the settings whether you can see anything unusual. And do not turn it off, then you have no protection.
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27 Mar 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Mac OS X 10.6.2 x64
 
 

It wasnt scanning. Its just sitting there in the tray.
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27 Mar 2010   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cclloyd9785 View Post
It wasnt scanning. Its just sitting there in the tray.
I suggest you download it again and save it. Then you disconnect from the net, uninstall the current one and reinstall the new downloaded version. Here are 32bit and 64bit cleaners you should use for the uninstall: Tool(32bits) - Tool(64bits)
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29 Mar 2010   #6

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

For some reasons, MSE kinda sucks when it comes to resources.
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29 Mar 2010   #7

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

That's a disadvantage of MSE, it uses a lot of RAM and slows down older computers
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29 Mar 2010   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yowanvista View Post
That's a disadvantage of MSE, it uses a lot of RAM and slows down older computers
44.5MBs in my system - is that a lot?
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29 Mar 2010   #9

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yowanvista View Post
That's a disadvantage of MSE, it uses a lot of RAM and slows down older computers
44.5MBs in my system - is that a lot?
In Comparison with:
Avast: 4-6 MB
A Squared: 2-5 MB.
Norton 360 V4: 5-10 MB.
Vipre: 10-15 MB.

I guess YES.
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29 Mar 2010   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Yeah, comparing it to those guys makes MSE big. But with todays "standard" 4GB systems, that should not be a problem. Very old systems is another story.
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