MsMpEng.exe problems with MSE, not OneCare

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Subject: MsMpEng.exe problems with MSE, not OneCare
Posted by:  MarkK
Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2010

Hey all,

I am not sure if Windows Defender is a part of the XP OS or if it is a part
of Microsoft Security Essentials and OneCare, but I read here that it is the
source of the MsMpEng.exe program.  I've had the same 100% CPU usage problem
using both MSE (now) and OC (previously). I don't have any other antivirus
software and I don't have any other malware/adware stuff either.

What can I do to stop the computer from freezing up like it does? Can I
permanently set the MsMpEng.exe program to a lower priority?

Thanks.

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