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Msmpeng.exe taking over my i7

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I have a problem with "Msmpeng.exe" I know it is somehow related the (only) antivirus I am using (MS Security Essential) that was doing just fine until yesterday. But now it begins to piss me off, the aforementioned process started to occupy up to 50% of my CPU, and to add more nuisances it decided to start doing so right in the middle of drivers update of my GPU, I finally managed to get the drivers updated but the process is still pestering me.

I can hear my HDD making a rhytmical reading/writing data noise, like if it is indexing/scanning something and general performances decreased quite a bit. Is there anything I can do apart getting rid of MSSE entirely to alleviate the pain?
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uninstall the software and Use Avast free edition along side windows firewall.
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Get rid, some anti-viruses can be such a nightmare at times, I do swear by avg free tho.....does exactly what you need without any of the crap
    
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AVG was my previous-previous antivirus, I got rid of it because it became too heavy; Avast I tried it before and didn't find the interface pleasing enough. That's the 10th AV software I change and I am not sure I am ready for a new one, yet. I was wondering if anyone running MSSE ran in the same problem and how it dealt with it.
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post #5 of 5
Using up to 50% seems to indicate simply that it is running a scheduled scan. Disable the scheduled scan and you should be good.
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