Antimalware Service Executable is causing the high CPU usage. Therefore the Windows user which found that their Antimalware Service Executable is consuming the high CPU usage, they want to get rid. Basically, Antimalware Service Executable is the background process of Windows Defender. This program is also known as MsMpEng.exe and it is part of the Windows operating system. If you find the high CPU usage by using the Antimalware Service Executable so it is likely scanning files constantly your computer for malware. Now, let’s see the methods get rid the Antimalware Service Executable. We hope these methods below can fix your problem.
Method 1: Reschedule Windows Defender Properly
- At first you have to click the Start Menu on the left side. Next please type “Administrative Tools”. Click on it to open it.
- Then from the Administrative Tools, you have to explorer Window and select “Task Scheduler”. Please double click on it to open it.
- In this step you should browse the following path from the left pane of Task Scheduler.
Library > Microsoft > Windows > Windows defender
- Look for the name called “Windows Defender Scheduled Scan” once you are in the Windows Defender Folder, and then click on it once to highlight it. Next you can select Properties.
- In this step, you have to click on the Conditions Tab from the Properties Windows. Then uncheck the options under “Idle”, “Power” and “Network”. Click Ok. Here, you will get rid of this problem. This step will make the schedule properly.
- If the step above is done, you can reschedule it. You have to click the Properties from the right pane again and select the Triggers tab, then click New. Here, you can select the Weekly option or Monthly option. Then you have to also select the Day, click OK. Now please be sure that it is enabled.
- Afterwards you can reschedule the Defender to work as per your preference. Nowadays if the scan was running previously, please wait for it until finish. You can look at the results after its scan have finished.
- In a case, if the scan does run as per your defined schedule, so you are still get the High CPU Usage. To solve it, you have to repeat the same for the three other schedules, Windows Defender Cache Maintenance, Windows Defender Cleanup and Windows Defender Verification.
- Finally, in the last step you can turn the conditions off and set the trigger to run once a week.
Method 2: Turning Off Windows Defender by Using the Registry.
- At first you have to press the “Windows Key + R”. Then please type “regedit” in the Run dialog box. Next you can click OK to open the Windows Registry.
- After that once you are in the Registry Editor, you have to navigate to:
- In the last step, once you see a registry entry named “DisableAntiSpyware”, so you have to double click to edit it and change its value data to 1.