Windows 7 Ultimate and Microsoft security essentials and problems with high CPU usage by MSMPENG.exe RRS feed

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  • Hi Everyone

    I am running Windows 7 and Microsoft security essentials and  problems with high CPU usage by MSMPENG.exe .  It  spikes to about 80-90% usage levels.

    I have tried fixing the problem by adding DWM.exe to MSSE's list of excluded processes (Settings > Excluded Processes > C:\windows\system32\dwm.exe > Save Changes).  But that does not seem to have any effect. I am not running any other conflicting software and have cleaned any traces of old software.

    Does anyone know of anything else to resolve this issue please?



    • Edited by paultechquest Friday, October 31, 2014 2:35 PM typo's
    Friday, October 31, 2014 2:32 PM