As we all know that a window operating system comes with an inbuilt antivirus software called windows defender.
Windows Defender runs in the background of your system and provides real-time protection to your system, means when you start your system window defender starts running and keep watching each and every activity happening in your system.
And if find any illegal activity performing in your system, firstly it will try to fix it and if not able to do then it will inform you.
But sometimes what happens is window defender itself become the reason to make your computer system slow down.
Let me explain how…
Issues in Windows Defender
Window defender will scan your system only if you have enabled it (by default it comes with enabling if you don’t have disabled it).
It has a service called Antimalware Service Executables which runs in the background when your system turned on and provide protection to your system from different kind of viruses, Trojans, worms etc.
While it’s scanning your system, sometimes what happens is there are lots of activities keep going in your system from inside and outside (internet) both and because of this Antimalware service, executable starts using a maximum of your computer resources which makes your computer slow down.
Even sometime because of so much of load it uses around 90-99% of your computer resources that means no other application in your system would be able to run.
And it this thing is happening in your system then here in this article, I am going to share a few simples which steps which will solve your problem completely.
So, let’s begin…
How to Fix Antimalware Service Executable?
So, to fix this issue there are multiple methods available out there which I will mention here but explain only a most effective one.
- Add Antimalware Service in an Exclusion list
- Disable windows defender
- Check for malware infections
- Change windows defender scheduling
Change Windows Defender Scheduling
- Open the start menu and type “task scheduler” then click on the result appear on the top.
- On the left side click on the Task Scheduler Library to expand it. Then look for this destination path: Library/Microsoft/Windows/Windows Defender.
- Once you open the destination folder then double click on windows defender scheduled scan, located in the middle area.
- Click on the conditions tab, uncheck all the option and then click Ok. This will clear all your scheduled scans and windows defender will scan none of the files.
- So to protect the system you have to schedule some new scans. Remember to reduce the CPU usage, schedule only an important file to scan.
- To do this click on windows defender scheduled scan then select the trigger tab and click on new scans.
- Now add only important scans that protect your system and reduce your system usage too.
- Repeat the same process for cache maintenance, windows defender cleanup, and windows defender verification. All these you will get under Library/Microsoft/Windows/Windows Defender folder.
Let’s wrap up…
So, above we have discussed how antimalware service executable makes your system slow down and how you can fix it.
Basically, it’s an antivirus installed in your system and sometimes starts using most of your computer resource due to so much of load. But hoping that the above method will help you to get rid of it.
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