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by 871david / November 30, 2008 7:05 PM PST

Hi since updating and re-installing McAfee my computer takes ages to process anything. Help please, regards David

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Mcafee is kinda of heavy
by geekphreak / November 30, 2008 7:15 PM PST
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hello,
mcafee is kinda of heavy on the system, which kinda of makes the system slow.

Regards,
Gautam

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Re: slow computer
by Kees Bakker / November 30, 2008 7:29 PM PST
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"Updating and reinstalling McAfee".

To me this doesn't mean 'updating McAfee and reinstall McAfee', so can you tell more on what you did?

Slowness often is related to excessive CPU use. So please tell which processes use how much of the CPU. If possible, compare with the old situation.

Kees

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by 871david / November 30, 2008 9:59 PM PST
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Hi Kees, thanks for your reply. After having some trouble with my McAfee i was advised to unistal their old system from my computer and instal their latest one, which i have done. Sorry, but i am a real ameture at this. What do you mean by CPU. Regards David

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Re: slow machine
by Kees Bakker / December 1, 2008 4:27 AM PST
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- "After having some trouble": what trouble exactly?
- "I was advised": by whom?
- What version was the old one, what version the new one?
- Tell more about your machine: what machine (make and model), how old, what OS (Windows 98, 2000, XP, Vista); how much RAM, how big a hard disk and how many free spacewhat CPU (you might not know everything, but tell what you know).
- Assuming you've got Windows XP, you can go into Task Manager by pressing ctrl-alt-del. Then go to the Processes tab. Then sort on the CPU percentage column (by clicking on the header). Tell the top5 processes and the percentage they use the CPU (on the average) while doing something like browsing.


The CPU, by the way, is sitting inside your machine doing all the work. It could be a bottleneck. So could the amount of RAM or the free disc space. And of course there could be another problem not related to McAfee at all.

Kees

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slow commputer
by 871david / December 2, 2008 9:04 PM PST
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Thanks Kees, i think the problem has been solved, thanks again, Best regards, David

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