What is Antimalware Service Executable?

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Hello everybody, well at the moment, in this article we will talk about Antimalware Service Executable. What is Antimalware Service Executable? Actually, from the internet, there are many website which explain about the Antimalware Service Executable. Recently, there are some people who having problem about Antimalware Service Executable. Therefore it is one of the reasons why we want to explain about Antimalware Service Executable. Based on the research from the internet and some source, Antimalware Service Executable is the name of process MsMpEng that used by the Windows Defender program.

By the way what is Windows Defender? Windows Defender is part of Windows 10 and it is the successor to the free Microsoft Security Essentials antivirus for Windows 7. This statement ensures that all the users of Windows 10 always have an antivirus program which installed and running on their PC. In a case, if you have an antivirus application installed which out of date, so Windows 10 will deactivate it and activate Windows Defender to you.

As we said before that Antimalware Service Executable process is the background process of Windows Defender. This program is also known as MsMpEng.exe and it is part of the Windows operating system. However, Antimalware Service Executable is causing the high CPU usage. If you find the high CPU usage by using the Antimalware Service Executable so it is likely scanning files constantly your computer for malware. Or it is the scan feature fully which may be scanning all files, once the computer wakes up from sleep or once it is connected to a network. This high CPU usage is able also indicate the installing an update or you will only to open a particularly large file Windows Defender needs some extra time to analyze.

By the way can we disable Antimalware Service Executable? Of course we can disable it. 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 installed. Actually, you cannot disable Antimalware Service Executable permanently. To do it, you have to open the Windows Defender Security Center application from the Start menu, and then please 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.

This step below there is another way to fix the high CPU usage by Antimalware Service Executable. You can see and follow its way step by step.

  1. At first you have to press the “Windows Key + R”. Then please type “regedit” in the Run dialog box. After that you can click OK to open the Windows Registry.
  2. In the second step, once you are in the Registry Editor, you have to navigate to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender

  1. The last step, if you look a registry entry named “DisableAntiSpyware”, please double click to edit it and change its value data to 1.

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