Post by R. C. White
The last time my mouse behaved like that...it needed fresh batteries.
No, not a joke. And it probably is not your problem. But sometimes
it's easy to overlook the simple things.
My Windows Defender has been running ever since Win8 was installed the
day it became available (October 26). No other antimalware has been run
on this machine since then.
At the moment, Antimalware Service Executable is using 0% of my CPU
(with an occasional spike to 0.2% or so) and 78 MB of Memory. I don't
see any listing in Task Manager for Windows Defender. But, then, I
really don't know where to look for it.
R. C. White, CPA
San Marcos, TX
Microsoft Windows MVP (2002-2010)
Windows Live Mail 2012 (Build 16.4.3505.0912) in Win8 Pro
Post by Dave-UK Post by mike donahue Post by Harry I. Ball Post by mike donahue
I have been running windows 8 pro for the last couple of months. It
is fully updated, and has been running very well. All of a sudden
Reset the option you changed immediately before "all of a sudden."
Did you look at the options at all before posting?
No options have been changed and nothing is scheduled in task scheduler.
What's the name of the antimalware exe file?
Windows Defender Cache maintenance
Windows Defender Cleanup
Windows Defender Scheduled Scan
Windows Defender Verification
All of these use MpCmdRun.exe but there is no information
listed on what triggers them.
After a cold boot or a reboot, when switching to the desktop, no Icons
appear and the little spinning ring continuously spins. The mouse cursor
can be moved but mouse clicks appear to be unresponsive. Continuous
right clicking on the task bar will eventually give me the option of
opening the task manager. The "antimalware service executable" is using
the lions share of the processor.
Once I can start task manager, the icons appear and the system seen to
resume to normal.
I have tried disabling Windows Defender and disabling the scheduled task
for antimalware scanning, with no joy.
"MSACUI.exe" is the process in your task manager.
Under Tools | Options should be your settings.
I do not disagree with Download-latest then Uninstall/[reboot]/Reinstall.
Usually fixes just about anything. Haven't heard of WinDef issues in Win8.
Sounds like you may have inadvertantly shut-down during an update or WinDef
process which could cause this type of corruption.
Windows 8 is sort of unique IMLTHO to previous flavors of Microsoft in its
update procedures. Many times I get a lag before I get a dialog on screen
that essentially informs me "do not shut down; windows is updating" and
then no subsequent progress bar... But for the Grace of God, I might have
looked away from this flashed message and then been in some similar
I AM Bucky Breeder, (*(^; and
That which does not kill you
might give you the Pinto Bean Farts,
which could kill everybody else, but
you'll be OK in a couple of hours - or
just take some Tums or Rolaids... then,
it's up to the CDC to sort out the carnage.
Repent : 'The End' is near! Or... just smoke 'em if you got 'em.