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Ending the task with Antimalware Service Executable

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  1. kvnsgn24

    kvnsgn24 Thread Starter

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    Hi everyone,

    I'm having an issue with disabling/closing/deleting a specific software which is the Antimalware Service Executable. I have searched in google for a resolution and tried all the steps that were advised but still no joy. The reason why I want to end the task for this SW is because it eats up a certain amount of RAM. Games which requires a high amount of it would crash due to not enough memory.

    Here's a screenshot of what it looks like when I try to close it using task manager. I'm wondering how would I get permission/access to end this specific task?
     

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    What antimalware are you using? You can typically just open the software, and close it and/or set other startup options in the config menu.

    Otherwise, you should be able to close most everything if you use an Admin account, although that isn't always possible.
     
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    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator

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    I believe that's a Windows Defender process.
     
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    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator

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    What is the operating system?

    Please advise what steps you have tried that didn't work so we don't duplicate efforts needlessly.
     
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    It is part of Windows Defender on Windows 10. Of course that can't be stopped.
    You are only using 38% of the installed RAM so there should not be a problem.
     
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