Started by Tony Austin, January 11, 2016, 09:09:38 PM
Quote from: Tony Austin on January 11, 2016, 09:09:38 PMYes, yes, I understand that MsMpEng.exe is the task for Windows Defender, and Microsoft thinks that it knows best about controlling this task (and any other "critical" system tasks)!But every now and then MsMpEng.exe starts using significan amount of CPU, typically around 20 percent (or a bit more) of my 8-core AMD processor. I would like to give this task an affinity to a single core, which would roughly halve its CPU usage.However this task does not even appear in the "All processes" list of Process Lasso (why not?). Then when I fall back to using Task Manager's "Set affinity" it says: "The operation could not be completed. Access is denied." ... Oh, woe is me.Is there any solution to this? Or is it another example of Microsoft's deigning to be all-powerful with this task (an any similar ones, whatever they might be)?