Antimalware Service Executable is the background process that used by Windows Defender to run its services. The process of Antimalware Service Executable is causing the High CPU Usage. It is also known as MsMpEng.exe. You may check its process via Task Manager. In fact, the problem is caused by the real-time protection that keeps on scanning the files continuously whenever the system wakes up or is left idle. Nowadays an antivirus is supposed to do real time protection but it should not scan all of the system files continuously. It should only do full system scan once for a while.
By the way, is Antimalware Service Executable a virus? Based on the case above, recently there are many Windows users who ask us about that. Actually, we have not gotten the report of viruses pretending to imitate the Antimalware Service Executable process. It is a part of Windows Defender. Even Windows Defender itself is an antivirus. Therefore it is ideally can stop any malware attempting to do this in its tracks. As long as you are using Windows and have Windows Defender which enabled, it is normal for it to be running. Continuously you can run a scan with another antivirus application to confirm nothing malicious is running on your PC if you are anxious about that. So we can conclude that Antimalware Service Executable is not a virus. Clearly Antimalware Service Executable is the antivirus software that protects the system to against malware attacks.
By the way can we disable Antimalware Service Executable? Of course we can disable it. But in this case, we do not suggest you to disable the Windows Defender antivirus tool if you do not have any other antivirus software that have already installed. You cannot disable Antimalware Service Executable permanently. To do it, you should open the Windows Defender Security Center application from the Start menu, and then you have to navigate to virus and threat protection settings and disable “Real-time protection”. However, this way is just temporary. The Windows Defender will re-enable itself after a short period of time if it does not detect to other antivirus apps installed.
Well, in this time we will explain you the method to Disable Antimalware Service Executable by Regedit. To do its method there are several step which can you do to Disable Antimalware Service Executable. If you want to try this method please see in the text below and follow its method correctly step by step.
Step 1: At first you have to press the “Windows Key + R”.
Step 2: Then please type “regedit” in the Run dialog box.
Step 3: After that you can click OK to open the Windows Registry.
Step 4: When you are in the Registry Editor, you have to navigate to:
Step 5: Afterwards you will look a registry entry named “DisableAntiSpyware”, please double click to edit it and change its value data to 1.
Step 6: Please check if its method has Disable Antimalware Service Executable.