Method to determine cause of HDD activity?

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  1. zCypher

    zCypher Diamond Member

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    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 D: drive. I don't see any network activity to match the HDD activity in task manager.

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    zCypher Diamond Member

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    Ah, perhaps nevermind... resource monitor, linked to from the task manager gives some helpful info:

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    zCypher Diamond Member

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    Yup, I suspended the windows defender process (MsMpEng.exe) and the crunching stopped immediately. heh.
     
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    Revolution 11 Senior member

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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.