Antimalware Service Executable takes up half my memory, even with real-time protection off, what to do?

Patrick Walker 0 Reputation points

Without any other applications running, the Antimalware Service Executable is taking up over 250MB of short-term memory, which combined with the minimal amount of background apps, takes >60% of short-term memory. This is without Chrome or anything else running in the foreground. I have tried disabling real-time protection, but that only drops the short-term memory use to >50%.

This has only been happening for a couple months now, but my computer is becoming unusable. What can I do?

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  1. Reza-Ameri 16,861 Reputation points

    Try download and install all updates for Windows.

    Update Microsoft Defender and run a full scan with it.

    Make sure report this issue using the Feedback Hub app.

    Try performing Clean Boot and see if the problem persists?

    Have a look at:

    If not, enable services one by one to see which one causing this issue.

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