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Windows Defender Bug Could Be Slowing Down Your PC

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Windows Defender Bug Could Be Slowing Down Your PC

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For whatever reason, Defender is randomly changing the privilege level of the counters, creating a conflict with the programs trying to use them at a different level.

Owners with Intel Core 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th Gen processors, on both desktops and laptops, have noted similar performance hits.

To be clear, this is not an issue with Intel processors, because manually overriding the counters and resetting them returns a system to normal performance.


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Author / Journalist: Phillip Tracy

Category: Technology

Topics: Amd Computers Microsoft Intel Technology internet Computing Kevin glynn Technology Intel atom Hardware performance counter X86 architecture

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Published On: 2022-06-30, 18:40:00

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Article Length: 517 words

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