Windows 10: Microsoft Defender Ram Usage, low ram alternative?

Discus and support Microsoft Defender Ram Usage, low ram alternative? in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; Hello friends, I like to game on a laptop and need all the memory power I can get. Hence I cringe when I run task manager and see ‘Antimalware Service... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/jackbbrown, Nov 26, 2020.

  1. Microsoft Defender Ram Usage, low ram alternative?


    Hello friends,

    I like to game on a laptop and need all the memory power I can get. Hence I cringe when I run task manager and see ‘Antimalware Service Executable’ AKA Microsoft defender and see it uses a solid chunk of my memory in the background, all the time. I have tried all kinds of tricks online to disable it or seriously maime it to no avail.

    I have read that if you download an antivirus windows automatically disabled microsoft defender so I am wondering if there is an antivirus out there that does not constantly sap memory or at least a lot less than microsoft defender. Please let me know if you know such a (free) program that will disable this lag machine once and for all.

    For the record I use a bootcamped macbook pro and I only use windows for gaming so there is no need for me to have a good antivirus.

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    /u/jackbbrown, Nov 26, 2020
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  2. Unknown Constant RAM Usage

    Hi,

    To explore more on RAM usage by processes and see in-depth I advise you to open the Resource monitor, please follow the below steps.

    Step 1 :

    Open Task Manager

    Step 2:

    Click on Performance

    Step 3:

    At the bottom click on Open Resource Monitor

    Step 4:

    Under Resource Monitor windows click on Memory

    Step 5:

    Click on Working Set to list the top process utilizing the more RAM and then evaluate RAM usage.

    Regards

    Shuaib

    Independent Advisor
     
    MohammedShuaib1986, Nov 26, 2020
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  3. RAM leaks and high CPU usage

    Sorry to seem so negative, folks, but am I the only one who thinks it's disgraceful that the onus seems continually to be on users to fix the ridiculous RAM leaks and high CPU usage problems that were caused by the Fall 2017 Creators Update?

    I received the Creators Update for Windows 10 Pro near the end of the year -- not surprisingly, since I'm currently living in eastern Europe. Installation went smoothly, but from the outset, I began experiencing significantly higher RAM and CPU usage. These
    were issues that I'd not experienced before. I did a bit of research, and discovered that the errors don't really seem to depend on system hardware or idiosyncratic configurations. Instead, the problems appear to lie clearly with the update itself.

    I'm lucky enough to have a very robust system: i7 Haswell-E 5820, factory overclocked and liquid-cooled; 32 GB of RAM; GTX-980; fast SSD as my program drive, etc. I also have a Rainmeter skin that shows me RAM and CPU usage in real time. On boot, I used
    to see only about 2.25 GB of RAM being used; CPU would settle to 1-2%. Since the Creators Update, RAM usage on boot is routinely from a low of about 4.25 GB to as much as 7.5 GB, and CPU usage regularly shows prolonged inexplicable intervals of 20 - 35% usage,
    and occasionally even more.

    I've tried the various suggested measures to alleviate the problems, with minimal (and only temporary) success at best. I've had no success at all in trying to get information directly from Microsoft through Support. It's worth noting that all the various
    suggestions to deal with these problems involving taking steps to cripple Windows functionality in order to reduce system overheads, thereby depriving users of some of the very benefits the OS is supposed to provide. Microsoft doesn't seem to be bothered by
    that; in fact, it seem quite content to allow users to flounder around in the mess created by the update.

    Does anyone have a definitive solution for the RAM leakage and CPU usage problems (short of turning to an alternative OS)? Is there any word as to whether Microsoft will address these problems soon?

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    FlatPicker, Nov 26, 2020
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  4. Microsoft Defender Ram Usage, low ram alternative?

    Unknown Constant RAM Usage

    Hi,

    My name is Mohammed Shuaib, an Independent Advisor and I understand from the description that during startup 4GB of constant RAM usage is being observed. From the screenshots you have shared, it looks Antimalware service is utilizing most of the RAM which is
    a windows defender service & it happens when Windows defender starts scan so I suggest you kill this service temporarily and monitor the RAM usage, If its really the culprit then I would suggest you follow the fixes in the below article one by one to resolve
    the issue.

    https://blog.emsisoft.com/en/28620/antimalware-....

    Standard Disclaimer: There are links to non-Microsoft websites. The pages appear to be providing accurate, safe information. Watch out for ads on the sites that may advertise products frequently classified as a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Products). Thoroughly
    research any product advertised on the sites before you decide to download and install it.

    Regards

    Shuaib

    Independent Advisor
     
    MohammedShuaib1986, Nov 26, 2020
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