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Windows 7: McAfee Security Center updates slows down computer

20 Sep 2011   #1
theski232

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 
McAfee Security Center updates slows down computer

whenever McAfee security center begins the automatic updates process it slows my computer down so that it is useless until it is done updating, and sometimes Mcafee automatic updates slows itself down so it takes even longer to update. any suggestions?


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20 Sep 2011   #2
StalkeR

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

It's normal that while AV is updating/scanning to slow a bit your pc.
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20 Sep 2011   #3
theski232

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by StalkeR View Post
It's normal that while AV is updating/scanning to slow a bit your pc.
yes it does slow my computer but should it be slow to the point where I am unable to open windows explorer or any other program until the automatic updates are done?
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20 Sep 2011   #4
mindinka

windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
McAfee?

Dear theski232!
I am not saying that McAfee is a bad choice of AV! It's your choice what to use, but in the past I have made my own experiment with it, where results were far from bad they were the worst...
Back to you, you have to live with it... unfortunately...
Or wait till subscription expires and get yourself something more... lightweight...and not resource hungry. What exactly? Look for AV in our forum there are plenty of info and suggestions.
Cheers!
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21 Sep 2011   #5
Tortuga

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I use McAfee at work (not by choice) and anytime it check for updates or does anything for that matter I pretty much have to sit back and let it do it's thing. The computer is useless when McAfee is updating.
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