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Old 12-27-2012, 12:29 PM   #1
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Default Method to determine cause of HDD activity?

Wondering if there is an easy way to find out what exactly the hard drive is going when crunching away. Every second or two I am getting some crunchy action going on on my drive. I don't see any network activity to match the HDD activity in task manager.



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Old 12-27-2012, 12:32 PM   #2
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Ah, perhaps nevermind... resource monitor, linked to from the task manager gives some helpful info:

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Old 12-27-2012, 12:34 PM   #3
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Yup, I suspended the windows defender process (MsMpEng.exe) and the crunching stopped immediately. heh.
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Old 12-27-2012, 06:05 PM   #4
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Yeah, I have also noticed that MsMpEng.exe has recently caused a lot of hard drive activity/thrashing. Don't worry about the uninstall, Microsoft Security Essentials is not that good according to recent malware tests.
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