SSPService.exe Heavy resource usage

Windows 10 and Windows 11 are being affected with heavy CPU Usage causing massive delay in nodejs development.

All is related to the Endpoint Protection: Threat Protection policy.

When disabling most of its protection features the system operates in a better standard mode but still affecting time.

After searching for similar cases no solution has been found.

Just to provide a better description: the Policy Exclusion for specific folders does not seem to affect the resource usage nor the performance.

Please help us to solve this issue.

Best Regards,

Giulio

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  • We are seeing the same thing for all of our virtual machines, be they Windows Server or Desktop OS VMs. More cores will brute force the issue away, but machines that were running fine as of 9/12 received an update late 9/13 to 9/14 in the AM, after rebooting we are seeing the SSPservice.exe use almost 50% of available CPU while the VM sits at idle. Our physical hosts have a plain as day increase in CPU usage that has not subsided from 9/14 that sticks out like a sore thumb from the usual pattern of usage on these hosts. Physical PCs with many cores don't have as obvious of an issue, but the SSPservice.exe is still the chief user of CPU resources on those PCs. We are seeing in VMware VMs as well as VMs hosted in Azure.

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  • We are seeing the same thing for all of our virtual machines, be they Windows Server or Desktop OS VMs. More cores will brute force the issue away, but machines that were running fine as of 9/12 received an update late 9/13 to 9/14 in the AM, after rebooting we are seeing the SSPservice.exe use almost 50% of available CPU while the VM sits at idle. Our physical hosts have a plain as day increase in CPU usage that has not subsided from 9/14 that sticks out like a sore thumb from the usual pattern of usage on these hosts. Physical PCs with many cores don't have as obvious of an issue, but the SSPservice.exe is still the chief user of CPU resources on those PCs. We are seeing in VMware VMs as well as VMs hosted in Azure.

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