Category: Microsoft Defender

Resolved: Excessive Persistent VMMEM CPU utilization

Resolution: Uninstall Windows Defender Application Guard UWP and Server. I recently ran into an issue where every time I started my Work Windows 10 laptop the fan would kick on high.  Glancing quickly at Task Manager I could always see VMMEM and vmwp.exe (Virtual Machine Worker Process) chugging away and eating the CPU and battery.

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