Windows 10: antimalware service executable is using 40pc of memory when scan is not running, why?

Discus and support antimalware service executable is using 40pc of memory when scan is not running, why? in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; I ran a defender scan, then after it finished I had nothing open at all and the task manager showed antimalware service executable is using 40pc of... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by tejhatjhte, Jun 22, 2021.

  1. antimalware service executable is using 40pc of memory when scan is not running, why?


    I ran a defender scan, then after it finished I had nothing open at all and the task manager showed antimalware service executable is using 40pc of memory when nothing else is running, why? It kept running until I opened an internet browser.

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    tejhatjhte, Jun 22, 2021
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    I am still having the problem even with the latest prerelease build. The Antimalware Service Executable process is often running and taking a lot of CPU, disk and memory. The same The Antimalware Service Executable -> Windows Defender Service ...
    Too often the PC (an I7 one, 8 GB EliteBook HP) is stuck and even the response of a keyboard entry is very slow!!

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    Enzo Contini, Jun 22, 2021
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    I was having the same issue like for weeks on my HP Probook Ci5 12GB, the Antimalware Service Executable process was eating up massive CPU, DISK and RAM. After all the hard time I got searching the solution I finally landed on

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    Maarij_2016, Jun 22, 2021
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  4. antimalware service executable is using 40pc of memory when scan is not running, why?

    antimalware service executable running constantly

    The process "Antimalware Service Executable" has been running constantly on my computer (Windows 10) using 236+MB memory. It has been running as one of the top processes for the last week, since I uninstalled my antivirus software (Bitdefender) due to THAT
    running constantly with high memory usage. I have rebooted several times.

    From what I have seen it should only be running with high usage when it is actually doing a scan, not constantly. Is it indicative of some kind of virus?
     
    shaoshantemple, Jun 22, 2021
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