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Old 03-26-2014, 10:52 AM
 
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I have been using Mc Afee Security Suite for 3 years now with no problems whatsoever and really happy with it. A few days ago Mc Afee softwear updated itself to latest version and restarted and POOF! Computer was abysmally slow. I un-installed and re-installed 4 times with the same result: Mc Afee ran fine until PC was restarted the next day. I found that by turning realtime scanning off the problem went away, but what's the point if it's not monitoring the files in real time? Is this upgrade a memory hog? Or is it something else? I got online support from Mc Afee technician who downloaded an update to the registry, but same problem: after a restart PC was so slow it was basically useless. I am now using AVG Free and am trying Zone Alarm for some sort of protection. Any help or suggestions making Mc Afee work correctly?
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Old 03-26-2014, 12:31 PM
 
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If you paid for the software contact their support, very few people here recommend Mcrappy.

https://support.mcafee.com/ServicePo...%3Dw7ttv54ui_4
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Old 03-26-2014, 12:59 PM
 
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If you paid for the software contact their support, very few people here recommend Mcrappy.

https://support.mcafee.com/ServicePo...%3Dw7ttv54ui_4
It came free with my internet provider with "full support". The support is acceptable both on line and on the phone but failed to fix the problem. I suspect Mc Afee, like Microsoft, wants to move to newer OS support. I can see now why people don't like it. I am trying Zone Alarm and AVG, but these both have drawbacks as well. I guess I will just have to pay for something. What would anyone here suggest? PC running XP(I know it's now 12 years old!) 4GB RAM 2.4 GHZ processor.
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Old 03-26-2014, 01:07 PM
 
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Kaspersky and Norton are good options.
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Old 03-31-2014, 03:02 PM
 
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mccrappy sucks!! I like Norton 360. when I used mccrappy years ago it took over the whole system and them efing alarms that they build into the programs christ
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