MsSenseS.exe high CPU usage

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Good Afternoon - We have a few servers in Azure that have extremely high CPU usage due to the "MsSenseS.exe" process. Is there anything that can be done to alleviate this? Seems like this process is related to Defender or some sort of Microsoft sensor.

 

I have opened a ticket with Microsoft Support which has not been that helpful.

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@jham01

This process is part of Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection service.

In case of high CPU Utilization, you can alleviate this by setting up a maximum CPU limit for the process.

Open Task Manager

1. Go to the Details tab
2. Right-click on the process name MsSense.exe and select Set affinity
3. Choose the CPU limit that you allow the process to use