windows defender cpu

  pasta bake 19:34 07 Oct 06
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Greetings to one and all.I'm new to this so bear with me.When doing a full system scan with w/defender,it literally uses 90+ cpu and the scan tends to last for approx 1hr 15mins in this state.
I'm using w/xp home sp2 with norton net sec2006 plus ad-aware.The defender scan sometimes picks up Exploit:Win32/Wmfap which defender does remove.

  STREETWORK 21:51 07 Oct 06

You must have other items runing on the PC for it to take this long.

Clear the start up menu.

Reboot and try again.

  pasta bake 22:07 07 Oct 06

Thanks for suggestion streetwork.Asi'm a novice in comp and all that it might take a little longer to give you an update but i will.cheers

  rdave13 23:06 07 Oct 06

Offline disable norton security suit and run windows defender and see how much cpu usage you have.
Obviously re-enable norton when you finish the test. Might not be defender that's using so much of your cpu.

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