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Mcafee + Firewall And Anti-spyware

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#1 rmiller415


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Posted 21 August 2008 - 08:26 PM

So, yesterday we bought and downloaded McAfee with 10-in-1 protection (sounds fancy right?). Well this has caused the entire computer to slow down, not that it was fast in the first place. It has greatly increased the time from POST to the time that windows has fully loaded, and slows down the internet, loading programs, and so on. This problem only occured after we installed McAfee so I'm wondering, is this more virus than anti-virus, should I just get my money back and go with maybe norton or something, or is there something I can do to McAfee to keep it from slowing down my computer?

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Posted 21 August 2008 - 08:43 PM

My personal opinion is to get the refund. Mac is not known to play well with other tools. Seems to be a resource hog as is Norton.
I use a free AV, a couple spyware tools and firewall found here

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Edited by boopme, 21 August 2008 - 08:44 PM.

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Posted 21 August 2008 - 09:40 PM

There is no one size fits all when it comes to computer security. What works well for me may not work well for you. You just need to find a program that plays nice with your computer. FWIW, several years ago I tried a trial version of Panda Internet Security. It made my computer crawl slower than a turtle. Stayed on for 10 minutes before I uninstalled it.
I agree with Boopme, get rid of it and get your money back. Try one of the free programs in Boopme's link.
And if you really want to purchase a program, see if that program has a trial offer. You'll find out real quick if it works with your system.

PS-the McAfee product you mention includes antivirus, so don't forget to install another one.

Edited by Queen-Evie, 21 August 2008 - 09:44 PM.

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