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Program msmpeng.exe using lots of CPU resources on my machine


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#1 jacksonhill

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Posted 31 December 2010 - 08:28 AM

Hi guys,

Recently I installed the AVG 2011 Anti virus application as well as the Microsoft Security Essentials on my PC. Now when I boot up, msmpeng.exe starts using anywhere from 10 to 70% of my CPU and does not seem to stop. I noticed when I turn off real-time protection on the Security essentials, this program stops using the CPU.

I don't know what to do. Should I not be running both of these applications? Which one do you guys recommend?

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Posted 31 December 2010 - 08:46 AM

Should I not be running both of these applications?

No, you should never run 2 anti-virus programs at the same time, they conflict with each other and can cause exactly what you are experiencing.

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Posted 31 December 2010 - 09:01 AM

Ok, I think I'll uninstall the Microsoft Security Essentials and keep AVG.

Thanks for replying. :)

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Posted 01 January 2011 - 12:46 AM

Both of these are good anti virus. I had AVG>>AVAST>>MSE but never put two on with one computer for the anti-virus however you can put two anti-malware programs to scan your computer. Anti-malware programs are independent scanning programs to find and remove malware Anti-virus have a real-time component in them to constantly scan files that come in and out of your computer so if you have two of them it will conflict a lot

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Posted 01 January 2011 - 07:13 AM

Both of these are good anti virus. I had AVG>>AVAST>>MSE but never put two on with one computer for the anti-virus however you can put two anti-malware programs to scan your computer. Anti-malware programs are independent scanning programs to find and remove malware Anti-virus have a real-time component in them to constantly scan files that come in and out of your computer so if you have two of them it will conflict a lot


I uninstalled MSE and my computer settled down.

Thanks a bunch guys! Think I'll hang out around the forum. Lots of good information I'm finding. :)




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