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Windows 7: Help, please! Why is my computer so slow?

03 Jul 2010   #11
richc46

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

If safe mode works, it will give us a handle on the cause. Good luck, till we meet, again.


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03 Jul 2010   #12
juanantoniod

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Thanks gregrocker!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I would install free Revo Uninstaller and use Advanced Mode to uninstall the McAfee bloatware, as it will bog down your system and let viruses in anyway. Revo will run the Windows uninstaller, but don't restart when prompted, instead click next and delete the bolded registry items and files it finds which McAfee leaves behind.

Replace it with the expert's new choice, free Microsoft Security Essentials which installs in 30 seconds, updates and runs a scan, then becomes nearly invisible unless there is a threat.

Run a full MSE scan in boot mode after it updates since you have infection and need to know i'ts out.

Gregrocker,

Is this true that McAfee is no good? I am happy to get rid of it, and I think that I have a 30 day guarantee since I just purchased it. Is MS Security Essentials really good?

Thanks again!
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03 Jul 2010   #13
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Trust me and Gregg on this one, go with Security Essentials. Its free and made just for Windows. Use in conjuction with malwarebytes.

http://www.microsoft.com/Security_Essentials/

http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php
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03 Jul 2010   #14
juanantoniod

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thanks Greg and Rich!!!

You saved me some money on this, since I just renewed my McAfee subscription, so it is still within the refund period. Thank you so very much!!! Just one question, in what order should I remove McAfee? I was thinking this would be the best:

1. Remove with Programs & Features > Uninstall
2. Run MCPRT (McAfee Product Removal Tool)
3. Run Revo Uninstaller

Or is there a better, more efficient way?
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03 Jul 2010   #15
richc46

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03 Jul 2010   #16
juanantoniod

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Thanks, Richc46!


Thanks, I have done this many times already in the past because of McAfee problems. So it will be a breeze and nice to have it gone, especially now that I know it is not good!
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03 Jul 2010   #17
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by juanantoniod View Post
! Just one question, in what order should I remove McAfee? I was thinking this would be the best:

1. Remove with Programs & Features > Uninstall
2. Run MCPRT (McAfee Product Removal Tool)
3. Run Revo Uninstaller

Or is there a better, more efficient way?
If you run Uninstall first, Revo will not work. You have to run Revo and it will run the Windows Uninstaller. Then ignore the prompt for Restart, click Next on Revo and it will cue up bolded Registry items and files for you to Delete. Make sure you click Delete after choosing only the bolded items.

You could then run the McAfee tool to clean up anything left.

Others may know the best way to remove McAfee as I have only used Revo, but it found a ton of Reg keys and Files left behind after Uninstall.
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03 Jul 2010   #18
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Rich, do you trust the McAfee removal tool to do as good of a job as Revo Uninstaller.

The reason I ask is because I Revo'd McAfee for a couple of guys in Florida and I remember it having hundreds of leftover files and reg keys.

Maybe he should run the tool after Revo'ing it? What do you think?
I tell posters to use Revno, I think it is great. But when a company has a specific tool, I think that is the best way to go. I would try the uninstall tool to clean it up. Maybe ccleaner, also.

POSSIBLY in the case of this poster, since it was just installed an System Restore may be best.
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03 Jul 2010   #19
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

To the original poster, If just installed, uninstall with System Restore, I think that is the best, the cleanest and no leftover remnants.
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04 Jul 2010   #20
merkat106

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 SP1
 
 

revo is a good bet especially with removing mcafee. it helped me remove a damaged mcafee installation.

my 2 cents: security essentials isnt all that its cracked out to be. i got a nasty google redirect virus under its watch. if i were you, i'd do some research on whats best out there.
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