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Report: Microsoft Defender is hogging Intel CPUs while AMD Ryzen remains unscathed

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A new report suggests that Microsoft Defender has a bug which is causing it to hog the CPU resources on a system using an Intel processor, leading to reduced performance. AMD is apparently unaffected.
AV-Comparatives, an anti-malware assessment company, published a report back in May regarding the performance impact that anti-virus programs can have on a system. In its report, AV-Comparatives found that Microsoft Defender was one of the worst system hoggers and as such, it was only able to secure the “STANDARD” award in the test. Fellow outlet TechPowerUp (TPU) also discovered something similar but more digging has revealed that the performance impact may have to do with a bug in Defender which adversely affects Intel processors while AMD CPUs seem to be unaffected.

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