Antimalware Service Executable sometimes uses heavy system resources, is bothering many users from a long time still is a unsolved problem for windows 10 users. This is one of the core process of windows defender antivirus which is designed to protect your system from malware, spyware and other viruses. The activity of this process is often almost under the eyeballs loads the processor, then the hard drive.
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How to disable Antimalware Service Executable process in Windows 10
If we are talking about Low resources PCs and laptops then this can be a really big issue. It is the result of Proactive antivirus activity running in the background. Scanning of all the data on your hard drive is in the set of actions for automatic maintenance of Windows.
Getting rid of Antimalware Service Executable is only possible for a while until you restart your computer. Once you restart your pc or laptop this process will start again.
Antimalware Service Executable windows 10 can not be disabled by closing the process in task manager, disabling real-time protection or using task scheduler to close scheduled scans. This will automatically start itself back and will use heavy resources.
Antimalware Service Executable can be disabled only by disabling Windows Defender itself. There are 2 ways to get rid of windows defender. Follow the steps below:
1. Install a Third-party antivirus app
Safest and the most easiest way to disable windows defender and get rid of antimalware service executable is to install any third party antivirus app. You should chose a better antivirus solutions that uses minimal hardware resources.
As with the policies of windows 10, there can’t be two active anti-virus solution in your pc. So when you install any other antivirus in your pc then windows defender disable itself. Moreover, all this is recorded in the Security Center of the Defender. A third-party antivirus is listed as a permanent antivirus service, and the Defender can be used only for periodic scanning if desired.
2. Using Local Group Policy Editor
Other method is to disable windows defender without installing any third party antivirus app. We will use the local group policy editor for this task. In most cases this option is undesirable because this will put your pc at risk as there will be no antivirus app.
Still if you want to disable windows defender then follow the steps below.
- Press Windows key + R to open the run command.
- Type gpedit.msc in the run dialogue and press enter.
- Now the local group policy editor will be opened, Now open the tree of Computer Configuration and further navigate to Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Defender.
- Now on the right side look for a setting named Turn off Windows Defender Antivirus and open it.
- Now change the value from disabled to enabled to disable windows defender.
- This will completely disable windows defender and the antimalware service won’t start again.
Now if in future you want to turn windows defender back again then Just Change the option back to disabled and that will enable windows defender again. If you face any problem with the steps above then do comment below and we will try our best to help you out.