McAfee v11 is killing my computer

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We have a Dell desktop WinXP Home that had McAfee version 10
preinstalled. For some reason we were automatically updated to version
11 which seemed cool at the time but it makes some things very slow.
For example, it takes almost 10 seconds for IE to launch (IE6). Also,
OE is slow and so is MS Word. I have tried disabling features of VS (IE
spyware protection, SystemGuard, script scanning) and disabling each
one makes these apps a little faster. Disabling all of them makes them
back to normal (ie when we had VS version 10).

Does anyone know how to downgrade back to version 10? I have tried
system restore but not all version 10 files are restored so ActiveGuard
and VS will not launch. I do not have a re-install disk from Dell, it
was either lost or we never got one in the first place.

Thanks for your help.


Re: McAfee v11 is killing my computer

Hi dewey,

    Do you have an image of XP with VirusScan 10 installed? This is the =
only way to go back to VirusScan 10.


Services settings for McAfee Services to display Startup Icons in =
notification area during Boots and reboots.

McAfee E-mail Proxy   Set to Manual
McAfee HackerWatch Service       Set to Automatic
McAfee Log Manager   Set to Automatic
McAfee Network Agent   Set to Disabled
McAfee Personal Firewall Service Set to Automatic
McAfee Protection Manager  Set to Manual
McAfee Real-time Scanner  Set to Automatic
McAfee Redirector Service  Set to Disabled
McAfee Scanner    Set to Manual
McAfee SystemGuards   Set to Manual
McAfee Task Scheduler   Set to Automatic
McAfee Update Manager   Set to Automatic
McAfee User Manager   Set to Manual

13 Services in all with VirusScan 11, Personal Firewall 8 and the new =
McAfee Security Center installed.


Plug and Play    Set to Manual
SSDP Discovery Service   Set to Manual
Universal Plug and Play Device Host Set to Automatic

    Windows System Restore works, but you need to run the Updates after =
System Restore completes, to finish the job with getting McAfee =
VirusScan 10 back.


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thecreator


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Re: McAfee v11 is killing my computer

I tried running update after system restore and it wouldn't fix
whatever was wrong. I kept getting the ActiveGuard error message. I've
actually traced down the exact culprit: it's the script scanner. If I
disable that, everything runs quickly. If I enable it, everything
launches slowly. However, I feel better with script monitoring on - and
I had it on in version 10.

I'll try system restore maybe not going back as far. I don't actually
remember the day that the upgrade was performed. Do you know if I can
download or run online a repair program from McAfee?

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Re: McAfee v11 is killing my computer

Hi Dewey,

    No I don't. However, I had occasion to do a Windows System Restore =
and when it completed, it said that some files from McShield was missing =
and please reinstall the program. Before I could I received a =
Download/Update of the .Dat Files and installing the updates and a =
reboot fixed the problem.

    I thinking the same thing could happen with you.


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thecreator


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VirusScan 10 back.
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Hi Dewey,

    No I don't. However, I had occasion to do a Windows System Restore and
when it completed, it said that some files from McShield was missing and
please reinstall the program. Before I could I received a Download/Update of
the .Dat Files and installing the updates and a reboot fixed the problem.

    I thinking the same thing could happen with you.


--
thecreator


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only way to go back to VirusScan 10.
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notification area during Boots and reboots.
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McAfee Security Center installed.
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System Restore completes, to finish the job with getting McAfee VirusScan 10
back.
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Just an Update a major patch is coming through this week . I have seen the
fixes and they cover most issues with vs11 and firewall. including some
installing annoyances
Tony



Re: McAfee v11 is killing my computer

I have had experience with both McAfee and Norton AV products. They are
both considered to be bloatware, which is tons of inefficient spaghetti
code revised countless times over the last decade.

These both consume incredible amounts of CPU time. The overhead that
these AV programs create should be a crime. ;o)

Just a suggestion. But if I were you, I would trash your McAfee, and go
with either AVG or Avast. These are free programs that do essentially
the same things as McAfee and Norton without all the overhead.

-james

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I'll run your suggestion by the boss. If he says OK then it's bye-bye
McAfee.


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       I purchased a new Dell PC a couple of months ago, Pentium D processor
at 3.0Ghz, 1GB of system RAM, 256 of video RAM.  McAfee Internet Suite was
preinstalled (trial version), among other bloatware programs I didn't want.
McAfee REALLY slowed down my computer.  Uninstalling the program helped a
bit, but there were still hundreds, if not thousands of McAfee entries in
the registry.  I formatted the hard drive and only reinstalled the programs
I wanted.  I use Avast AV, and the computer runs much faster and smoother.



Re: McAfee v11 is killing my computer

someone posted the mcafee v10 download link:
http://forums.mcafeehelp.com/viewtopic.php?p=388359#top

hope this helps (however late)
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