How to Fix Excess CPU Usage by MsMpEng.exe

Are you facing problems like high CPU usage with out using any heavy app?

Is your Task Manager showing you that MsMpEng.exe is eating almost 100% of your CPU?

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I know how terrible the task manager looks as well as the PC performs when this problem happens.

Forget it, It's a piece of cake to solve this problem.

And in this post I'm going to share with you exactly how you can fix it.

So, let's not waste your valuable time and get right into the post.

What Is Msmpeng.exe And Should You Remove It?

MsMpEng.exe is a program that causes 100% usage of your CPU no matter powerful your PC is.

Your question might be: 

Where did it came from?

Actually it's a default program of microsoft's windows defender. Yes, you are hearing it right. It's a part of the official antivirus app of windows.

It's clear that, MsMpEng.exe is installed when you have installed the windows on your computer.

But some of the users face a problem with this program. That is, this programs acts abnormally when it finds something suspicious on your computer and eats almost 100% of your CPU.

So, this problem can cause a great harm to your computer hardware 

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You may ask:

Should I remove or uninstall it somehow?

The simple answer is: 

You can't. But you can get rid of this problem easily by following the steps that I have provided in this post..

Why Is MsMpEng.exe Using So Much CPU?

MsMpEng.exe is a resource-hungry program that scans for any suspicious’s programs on your computer but most often it causes 100% CPU usage and Hard disk usage issues for eliminating the virus.

The main problem is:

Sometimes it considers false good programs as virus or malware and it tries to eliminate it.

But the false positive windows programs can't be eliminated and that's why this MsMpEng.exe causes this problem of high CPU usage.

Note that: Don't miss any of the steps although if you have solved it by following a single step.

So, I will request you to read very carefully and go through each and every step to fix this problem permanently.

Fix For High CPU Usage By MsMpEng.exe

Here are the 3 steps to fix this problem of High CPU usage by MsMpEng.exe:

I have explained briefly below to make it easier for you to fix the problem.

Best of luck and let's get right into the steps.

Step 1: Scanning Your PC

Scanning your PC with an antivirus is a simple task. But your antivirus needs to be of good quality to detect and eliminate any virus.

And that is why we recommend you to use MyCleanPC as this antivirus program provides you regular updates and ensures your computer's safety.

Here's how to scan your PC with MyCleanPC (similar if you are using any other antivirus):

1. At first, open the antivirus app.

2. Now click on start scan.

3. In will take few minutes to complete the process and after that you will see the threats on the results tab.

4. Now you need to go to fix issues tab and fix the issues that are not false positive(like harmless/official apps) 

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5. Note down or try to remember the names of the errors that are false positive. They will be required in step-3.

Now you can check if this step worked fot you or not.

Pro tip: Also check out our fix for NVIDIA GeForce Experience Error code 0x0001 & 0x0003 (If you encounter the problem then read this fix)

Step 2: Disable Windows Defender Permanently

This step will 100% work for you.

It's really very hard to disable windows defender permanently in windows. and the process doesn't work properly.

That's why we have made this video for you to do it more easily.

You can simply turnoff windows defender permanently by following this video:

Here's the google drive download link for the software.

I have also included the part on how to turn it back on.

Step 3: Adding  Exclusion Folder to Your Antivirus

I have given more of a general discussion on how to Add Exclusion Folder to Your Antivirus here.

Also check out our separate post on how to add exclusion to avast antivirus for solving IDP. Generic errors.

So, here are the required steps to exclude files and folders from scanning of you antivirus program:

1. Open the antivirus application.

2. Go to a section named like Virus & Threat Protection settings.

3. Then click on Add or remove exclusions.

4. Now, add the false positive files that windows defender or your antivirus were detecting as virus.

After fining this steps, close the application and give a restart to your computer.

Final Thoughts

High CPU usage is a dangerous thing for any computer.

It isn't any minor problem to avoid.

In the post I've given a step by step fix for this problem. Hopefully these solution worked for you. Stay tuned with us for awesome tech blog and tutorials.

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