Windows defender pegged 100% CPU on server 2016

Windows Defender Service pegged 100% CPU.  Any way to fix it?  Do I need to reboot the VM?
This is win 2016 server std edition.  Single CPU 8GB ram
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Tiras25Asked:
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Is it stuck on a scan ?  I think I might leave it for 30 minutes and then if it does not back off considerably, then, yes, restart the machine.
Tiras25Author Commented:
nope everything is up to date.  not scanning.  same versions as other machines.   no idea why it pegged 2nd time.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I would restart and see.

Windows 10 is the same basic structure as Server 2016 and my Defender is at about zero.

If you wish to try uninstall / reinstall, you would need the PowerShell command to do that.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:

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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Thanks. I trust that you were able to resolve the issue.
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