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McAfee mcsheild.exe - performance problems

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#1 Tedious


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Posted 28 September 2009 - 11:56 AM

My computer is plagued with extremely slow startup. I have discovered the process 'mcsheild.exe' is running and taking between 5% and 50% of the CPU - this lasts about 15 minutes after each boot / login. During this time, you can hear the disk cranking away. After mcshield gets done doing whatever it does, performance is OK again. I have contacted McAfee, but so far all they have done is re-install their programs, which makes no difference.

"mcshield" is supposed to be an on-demand scanner; does anyone know why it feels it has to do a lot of work at startup, or have other suggestions? Thanks.


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