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 Post subject: Problem apparently concerning MsMpEng.exe
 Post Posted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:54 pm 
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Scott, a certain PC I use regularly has had trouble going into Hibernate mode lately. Judging from what I've observed using Process Explorer, a certain file known as MsMpEng.exe is quite often hogging the CPU. The PC in question has Windows XP Professional and Microsoft Security Essentials. It's my unfortunate understanding that MsMpEng.exe is associated with Microsoft Security Essentials. Is there a good way to deal with this problem without having to uninstall MSE? My problem has persisted despite having disabled Java Quick Starter.


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 Post subject: Re: Problem apparently concerning MsMpEng.exe
 Post Posted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 12:10 am 
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I don't recommend "security" software that runs in the background on medium to low-performance PCs as it is simply too much of a burden, resulting in a cure that is worse than the disease. I would uninstall the offending software and allow the system to run unhindered. Scott.


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 Post Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2014 9:58 pm 
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Scott, what are your recommended system requirements for MSE?


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 Post subject: Re: Problem apparently concerning MsMpEng.exe
 Post Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2014 10:32 pm 
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Maxirad wrote:
Scott, what are your recommended system requirements for MSE?

The official minimum requirements are listed here: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/wind ... bs1=sysreq

Mine are much more stringent. I only tend to run it on PCs with multi-core processors built in the last 5 years. For me it seems to be too much of a burden on anything older or slower than that, however your mileage may vary. Also it depends a lot on the end user. If the system is being used by somebody who constantly downloads and installs malware then I may install it regardless of how much slower it will make their system. <g> Scott.


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