1.    25 Apr 2016 #1
    Join Date : Feb 2016
    Posts : 10

    Windows Defender hogs memory, what is best solution?

    I have always used Windows Defender until I found my PC running too slow. I looked at the operations and Defender was near the top of the list. I read about it hogging memory and shut it off. My PC ran like a dream.

    I stay clear from Bitdefender, Avast and others because of malware and advertising hi-jinx.

    I found the following post on the issue (It appears dangerous to try without better directions)

    Thanks, Georgz
    Last edited by Georgz; 25 Apr 2016 at 07:59.
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  2.    25 Apr 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    SouthWest, FLorida
    Posts : 465
    Win 10 Pro (x64), OSX 10.11

    You may have scheduled Windows Defender to do so. If so, I would suggest you to unschedule Windows Defender to do so and check, if it works.

    Let’s try to follow these first:

    a. Type Administrative tools on the search baron the Windows 10 Desktop.
    b. Select Administrative Tools and select Task Scheduler.
    c. Follow this path in the left hand pane. Task Scheduler Library/Microsoft/Windows/Windows defender
    d. Under the tab Conditons uncheck all the boxes under Idle, Power and Network. Do this for each scheduled Task.
    e. Now, it won’t scan your computer.

    Hope this information helps you
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  3.    27 Apr 2016 #3
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 149
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Install more RAM
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  4.    09 May 2016 #4
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Janesville, WI
    Posts : 5
    Win 10 Home

    I use Webroot. You won't be disappointed. Then run free Malwarebytes periodically
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