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I am new to MSE and notice that there is a file associated with the
application that is using an enormous amount of memory and wonder if
it essential or critical to the operation of MSE.  From what I have
read on google the file in question is MsMpEng.exe and is a component
of Defender.

Is theis a file that is needed for MSE to fully function?
If not how does one delete or remove it?

TIA for any insight or advice,

Frank

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Yes.


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Dave
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Define "enormous amount of memory".

If memory use is an issue with your hardware, then MSE is the wrong AV  
to be using. In my experience, MSE will impact the performance of any  
system with less than 2G; at 1G or less, it will make it unusable.

That said, there's nothing wrong with using the memory that's available.  
Unused memory is wasted memory.

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Mark Warner
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It sounds like you are using MSE and Windows Defender concurrently. If
you use MSE, turn off Windows Defender, it's not needed. Use the
Control Panel to select Windows Defender and if the dialog pops up and
it _doesn't_ say Defender is turned off, turn it off in the checkbox
under Administrator Options.

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Thanks for the response , David and Mark  

Of the various anti-virus programs I have used, MSE slows my download
speed the least. Guess I will live with its memory footprint

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