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Windows 7: MSE-MsMpEng.exe

16 Jan 2010   #11
Greg S

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
I think that I might have found the problem.
You probably haven't found the problem. If it's spiking CPU like you say, then it's always going to do that for your system and setup at least that's the case for me and half the MSE users I've read about. I've tested MSE on XP and Win 7 over a half a dozen different times each, and the results are always the same. Excluding processes and files tips from Microsoft makes no difference other than the one issue of opening Explorer window which has quite a few icon/apps in it. My last test of MSE began early November and it's still presently installed in XP and Win 7 but not for long. The CPU issue is way too much for me. Loading desktop takes forever with 100 percent CPU, downloading semi large files of 20mb or more take about 7 minutes of continuous high CPU. I said all that to say this, I'm done with MSE CPU magnet on my setup anyway. I do and will still recomend it, but it's not for me and my system for whatever reason and from what I see and read on the net, I'm not alone and in good company,lol.


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19 Jan 2010   #12
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I have already uninstalled MSE on my secondary rig, but not on the primary yet. Something else that I have noticed is that when opening a folder in my file manager, it delays display the contents, while I can see msmpeng.exe is pushing up the CPU. Unless someone can tell me how to eliminate this behavior, MSE is gone from both machines.
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19 Jan 2010   #13
Greg S

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
I have already uninstalled MSE on my secondary rig, but not on the primary yet. Something else that I have noticed is that when opening a folder in my file manager, it delays display the contents, while I can see msmpeng.exe is pushing up the CPU. Unless someone can tell me how to eliminate this behavior, MSE is gone from both machines.
I have just now gotten around to uninstalling this POS in Win 7. I've said it before but this time I mean it, I will not install MSE ever again. To my surprise, the ongoing beta version in XP, seems to have settled down. I will keep it in XP a little longer and see how it goes.

In Win 7, Windows Defender is next on my hit list to kill. Since uninstalling MSE, Windows Defender has taken it's place as a CPU hog
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19 Jan 2010   #14
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I now have MSE uninstalled from both of my machines. As Poe might say...nevermore!
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19 Jan 2010   #15
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

I guess each of us has different issues. For me, MSE is running with absolutely no problems on my XP SP3 home machine.
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19 Jan 2010   #16
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I suppose, but then maybe MSE was designed for XP, not W7. Then again, it could be an entirely different aspect of hardware or software. Doesn't really matter to me, because Agnitum's OSS works for me.
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20 Jan 2010   #17
drazenn

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I was just about to write a question about MsMpEng.exe and then saw this thread.
Since I had few really nasty infections earlier which costed me formatting,I am kind od paranoic right now,and my task manager is almost non-stop open on my desktop, and I am watching almost constantly for weird and unknown processes,and during that I noticed that weird ocassionally high CPU usage caused by MsMpEng.exe.
What is interesting,it is happening without any obvious reason.It means,it just jumps in red,out of regulary scheduled scan or during or maybe after downloading something,and what is funniest,there is no need for absolutely any activity to trigger it.
I've tried to end that MsMpEng.exe I don't know how many times,but it autostarts in 2 seconds again.
I have reinstall MSSE for a few times,but there is no success also.Only thing that changes when I reinstall it,it temporarily stops until next time.
I have tried repair install because I thought that maybe I have accidentally deleted something.
I did a clean install too,but it happens again with no difference(only thing I think I noticed is that it didn't happened for few days after clean install,but in the other way,maybe it did happened but maybe I wasn't at the PC in that moment)
Only solution is to restart PC if I want to end it,or to disable MsMpEng.exe completely.
I've just had that problem maybe a 30 minutes ago,and this time I decided to let it run so I can see what'll happen at the end,and what happened?
After few minutes(maybe 10-15,I'm not sure,I was taking a shower),it suddenly stopped in the same way as it started,without any reason.
So,what could be a problem?
Maybe there is one with that problem(and better English than me) who could ask Microsoft about that.
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20 Jan 2010   #18
drazenn

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
MSE is running with absolutely no problems on my XP SP3 home machine.
...and what about 7machine?
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20 Jan 2010   #19
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

drazenn,

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Maybe there is one with that problem(and better English than me) who could ask Microsoft about that.
Why bother, there are so many good AVs available, why waste the time and headaches trying to iron out the problem. I think that it is a lost cause.
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20 Jan 2010   #20
drazenn

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Why bother, there are so many good AVs available, why waste the time and headaches trying to iron out the problem. I think that it is a lost cause.
Uh,kind a liked it.In fact,exept in those cases,it really doesn't need a lot of RAM and CPU power.I also like that I barely even notice it,exept when(if) some malware is on it's way in.
I don't know,I haven't tried a lot of AV's(Nod32 at my beginnings,just tested AVG and Avira,and Avast PRO in combination with ZoneAlarm for a long,long time) before MSSE,but I think MSSE required the less user interaction in every day use(install,run and forget about it),and it is pretty efficient(maybe the most efficeint between those from above),with very low percent of false alarms.
So which AV would be the most similar to MSSE now(install and forget about it)?
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