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On Windows 10:

Open Resource Manager (see the bottom left corner of Task Manager's Performance tab), switch to Disk, sort by Image. Do you only have a few instances of msmpeng.exe, or dozens/hundreds? Each instance should show what file it's accessing. Are new instances being created/deleted all the time, or is the list pretty much static?

This should at least give you an idea of WTE is keeping it so busy.

(I'm assuming you're talking about the built-in Windows Defender...third-party AV tools might behave differently)...

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