Taming The Anti-Virus


Back in the day, there were many anti-virus programs that you’d have to pay a lot of money to buy to keep your PC safe from the threats from the internet and other devices. It was like every PC was doomed to get a virus at some point or the other and once that happened, the PC was never going to be the same again and that’s why Anti-Virus programs sold like hot cakes. These days, most operating systems across all categories of devices come with some sort of a counter measure against malware and viruses and windows 10 is no exception to that rule.

If you use a laptop or PC that runs on windows 10 then you’re already familiar with Windows Defender (with all of those notifications that keep popping up, how couldn’t you be?). Windows Defender is the default anti-malware program of Windows 10 which actually works really well and can keep your machine safe but there’s a catch – it takes up way too processing power. It’s an effective countermeasure against viruses and other harmful programs and files on your computer but it keeps scanning your files and connections in the background and ends up taking up to 70% of your processing power, which leaves you very little to work with yourself. This is way too much power being taken by a single program; if you open up your task manager, you’ll see that its antimalware service executable is right up there with the highest usage programs.

However, the good news is that you can limit Windows Defender’s antimalware service executable background process by scheduling the frequency of the scans it does on your computer. To learn how to do this, you can visit and follow the steps.