How to Remove Antimalware Service Executable in Windows 11

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Antimalware Service Executable is a process that runs in the background of Windows 10 and is associated with Windows Defender. It is responsible for scanning your computer for malware and other security threats. 

While this process is important for keeping your computer safe, it can sometimes cause high CPU usage and make your computer run slower. In this article, we will discuss how to remove Antimalware Service Executable in Windows 11. We also have a video recorded.

Steps to Remove Antimalware Service Executable

Before proceeding with the steps to remove Antimalware Service Executable, it is important to note that this process is a crucial component of Windows Defender and removing it may compromise the security of your computer. If you are experiencing high CPU usage or other performance issues caused by this process, it is recommended to try other methods to fix the issue before considering removal.

With that said, here are the steps to remove Antimalware Service Executable in Windows 11:

  1. Press the Windows key + R on your keyboard to open the Run dialog box.
  2. Type "services.msc" and press Enter. This will open the Services Manager window.
  3. Scroll down the list of services and locate the "Windows Defender Antimalware Service" or "Antimalware Service Executable" service.
  4. Right-click on the service and select "Properties".
  5. In the Properties window, select the "General" tab and then click on the "Stop" button to stop the service.
  6. Change the "Startup type" to "Disabled" and then click on the "Apply" button.
  7. Close the Properties window and exit the Services Manager.

Things to keep in mind

Keep in mind that by disabling the Antimalware Service Executable, you are also disabling Windows Defender. This means that your computer will no longer be protected against malware and other security threats. 

If you want to continue using Windows Defender, you can try other methods to fix the high CPU usage issue, such as disabling unnecessary startup programs or running a full scan to detect and remove any malware that may be causing the issue.

In summary, removing Antimalware Service Executable in Windows 11 is not recommended as it is a crucial component of Windows Defender and disabling it may compromise the security of your computer. 

If you are experiencing high CPU usage or other performance issues caused by this process, it is recommended to try other methods to fix the issue before considering removal.

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