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No Regedit, No cmd, Mcshield hogging cpu


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#1 jymmi

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Posted 03 May 2009 - 11:15 PM

Dell, Windows XP Home, McAfee Total Protection 2009

I noticed my system beginning to slow down when I started an application. So I checked the Task Manager and noticed that Mshield (and I'm assuming related processes) was hogging the CPU, along with a couple svhost. I also noticed that the McAfee icon was not showing up in the notification area.

I scanned the system with Malwarebytes, SUPERAntiSpyware, F-secure online scanner and deleted a couple bugs. Now I can't activate the command prompt nor the regedit, maybe it was like that before the scans.

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#2 garmanma

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 01:39 PM

I'm assuming that Mshield is a typo and you meant mcshield.exe
It's part of McAfee. Comments I have found:

This file is required by McAfee to run live, real time AV shiedling - as opposed to running periodic or scheduled manually.

This file runs as a service and uses lots of processor time even when the active virus scan is disabled. It's not worth it.


It also monitors Registry changes. It just might be the cause of both problems
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