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- McAfee SLOWS my computer to a snail's pace!
- Howard Davis
May 26, 2007, 2:42 am
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The automatic update downloads and installations render my computer almost
unusable for the 10 minutes or so they take after bootup. This happens
almost daily. Every so often a scan begins to run automatically, and I
always have to cancel it due to how badly it slows everything else while in
progress. And a scan takes a LONG time!
I have Win XP home edition.
Can anything be done through the settings that will increase speed without
significantly harming my protection?
I'm told that AVG anti-virus doesn't slow a computer down significantly and
is just as good as McAfee. Correct?
Thanks for any advice.
Re: McAfee SLOWS my computer to a snail's pace!
I do PC repair and Virus removal for a living ( 7th year now )
I get the same complaint from my customers all the time, and what I do for
them is this,
remove McAfee, install AVG with firewall (it's cheap enough), or AVG free
and Zone Alarm free from zone labs.
and without exception, I see a speed increase in every machine. (over the
McAfee and Norton).
I've been doing that for my customers for about three years now, and I have
not heard one complaint
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