Go Back   TechArena Community > Technical Support > Computer Help > Windows XP > Windows XP Support
Become a Member!
Forgot your username/password?
Register Tags Active Topics RSS Search Mark Forums Read

Sponsored Links



MSMPENG.EXE hogging CPU. How do I get better control of MSMPENG? (XP Pro)

Windows XP Support


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 10-07-2007
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 42
MSMPENG.EXE hogging CPU. How do I get better control of MSMPENG? (XP Pro)

I need some help with msmpeng. I found that this service in Task Manager is simply eating a huge amount of cup. Due to which the system is getting extremely slow. I need some help to get rid of the same. I went online to find information on the file and found that there can be some infection that can cause the issue. I need some help here. I tried running windows update and scan my pc also. But nothing worked here.

Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-07-2007
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 51
RE: MSMPENG.EXE hogging CPU. How do I get better control of MSMPENG

Try killing that process and see whether your system works fine or not. It can be a security threat. But to catch the same you will need to scan your system under safe mode and check out the output. The antivirus works more properly when you scan under safe mode. It is a bit safer and better to detect a infection instantly. Go in msconfig and disable unwanted startup services.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-07-2007
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 41
It looks like a virus problem to me. I do not think it will go by just scanning. Download Hijackthis in your pc. Run it and at the end it will generate a log report. In that search for the exe file that is consuming high cpu. The tool will give you the exact location of that .exe file. You can then simply disable it as per your need and it is associated with some program you can delete it.
Reply With Quote
Reply

  TechArena Community > Technical Support > Computer Help > Windows XP > Windows XP Support
Tags: , ,



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads for: "MSMPENG.EXE hogging CPU. How do I get better control of MSMPENG? (XP Pro)"
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
msmpeng.exe:Using my whole CPU capacity Hishem-Remashiya Operating Systems 5 19-10-2010 09:05 AM
msmpeng.exe running at 95% cpu usage S-Waugh Networking & Security 7 18-10-2010 04:17 PM
MsMpEng.exe problems with MSE, not OneCare TheTurner Windows Security 2 15-04-2010 05:13 AM
MsMpEng.exe Problem mhilsdon Windows Software 4 13-01-2010 09:36 AM
MsMpEng sucks up 1/2 my CPU after startup Hemadri Windows XP Support 1 14-03-2008 06:48 PM


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 08:46 AM.