High CPU and Disk Activity by Trend Micro Anti Malware Solution Platform

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I have a Dell Inspiron, Windows 10 OS, Trend Micro Internet Security Version 15.  The subject Malware is constantly running even when I am not on the internet and using quite a bit a of memory.  The program will not allow me to end the task.  I am considering deleting Trend and procuring a different Internet Security Program.  Can you help me figure how to use less resources and still accomplish the same goals.  Please respond to madisonjon@aol.com.  I would appreciate a response to my issue.  Please copy geek squad with your response.  Thank you.
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Posted 5 months ago

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Sorry to hear about this, madisonjon

Were you able to take note of the computer's activities when the CPU usage became high? It's possible that the Trend Micro is performing a scan or doing an update on the background that's why it is using some of your computer's resources. 

To solve this, please do the following: 

1. Run this hotfix: High CPU Usage Hotfix
2. Double-click the Ti_150_win_en_LCE_hfb7.1.1021.exe file once the download is complete.
3. Accept the License Agreement, then click Next.
4. Click Install.
5. When a warning window appears, click Yes.
6. Restart your computer.

Hope this helps. Let me know how it goes.

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No, it doesn't help.  This is slowing my HP Spectre 360 Convertible 13-ac0XX to an almost unusable crawl.
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For escalation  Please reference the new conversation here: Slow PC when TM is Enabled on PC
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This has been an issue for so long! I tried the hotfix, can't uninstall and reinstall as I don't have my receipt with a product code.
I have seen SO MANY threads all over the internet with the same problem, and for a very long period of time, years in fact. I'd almost rather have an annoying virus than a program using up to 4000mb of memory at times (not a typo) four thousand. I don't have much more than that to give. I can barely use my pc :-( HELP

Brand Predator Model P03-600
Processor Brand Intel Processor Type Core i7
Processor Model Intel Core i7-8700
Processor Speed (GHz) 3.20
Installed RAM 16GB RAM Configuration 2 x 8GB RAM Expandable To (GB) 64 RAM Type DDR4 Primary Storage Capacity 128GB Storage Type SSD Additional Storage Capacity 2TB Additional Storage Type HDD Optical Drive Format DVD-RW
GPU Chipset Manufacturer NVIDIA GPU Chipset GeForce GTX 1070 Graphics Card Memory 6GB Operating System Windows 10 Home

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For Escalation: Please refer to the new conversation

Please reference the new conversation here: Trend Micro using 4000MB of Memory