Had anyone using Mcafee Anti-Virus software?

@myfb2009 (8296)
Malaysia
March 26, 2009 6:04pm CST
Recently, l just installed the Mcafee anti-virus software and was surprised that my laptop is working very slow. Everyday, it will auto updated from the website, which makes my system works more slow. Is there any solution to make my system works faster like usual? I can't online like usual due to my system problem cause sometimes it easily gets jam, too. Do l need to change my anti-virus?
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13 responses
• India
27 Mar 09
I am also a user of Mcafee one but now i simply hate it because i also had same problem as you have so now i am using "AntiVir" anti virus i have no problem with this software it is capable of detecting all types of virus and it is not making PC slow so i suggest you go for this anti virus.
@myfb2009 (8296)
• Malaysia
1 Apr 09
Thanks for your suggestion. l will consider to install any one of the anti-virus that avilable in the market, in the near future..
• India
1 Apr 09
Thanks Anitvir is really cool for my system.
@cuttyrish (2668)
• United States
31 Mar 09
yeah, Mcaffee was the first antivirus that i use before when i first got my computer, it works well.. i did not install it again, since i did lose the cd, and i do not want to download it .. i never had problems before with my computer, when i used it before..
@myfb2009 (8296)
• Malaysia
1 Apr 09
Thanks for sharing your experince with it. Seems like you don't have my kind of problem with mcafee. Im happy to hear about it..
• Philippines
27 Mar 09
I would recommend NOD32. It is very light on resources. It does not slow the speed performance of your machine. I have been using it in the office for two years. No problems at all. Overall I am quite satisfied with it.
@myfb2009 (8296)
• Malaysia
1 Apr 09
Thanks for sharing your anti-virus software. I will consider it in the near future, when my laptop had become very slow in its speed. So far, l see it's still quite alright..
• United States
27 Mar 09
I had that on my lap top and I still got a virus after two days of having it. I didn't care for Mcafee and then when we tried to take it off it wouldn't let us we had to have a professional remove it. I wouldn't recomend that software.
@myfb2009 (8296)
• Malaysia
1 Apr 09
Wow, Mcafee software was so stubborn, don't want to leave your laptop. Well, l haven't planned to remove it. Maybe if it still keep on updating every day and make my laptop keep on going slower every day, then maybe l will change it. Thanks for sharing your experience with this software..
@achinthya (1217)
• India
27 Mar 09
I am also using McAfee anti virus.I had also used Kaspersky but I really don't like it.I prefer McAfee more since it has got this site advisor thing which I think is important.I don't find any difference in speed except when it is running on the background checking my PC, then it gets little slow.Good day!
@myfb2009 (8296)
• Malaysia
1 Apr 09
Yes, that's what l heard from my friend about it. The only problem is, it really had slower down my laptop speed. Thanks for sharing your experience..
@KcLKcL (181)
• Indonesia
27 Mar 09
People said McAfee is a resource hog, Not really. It's not the best at detecting. But when cleaning, It works! McAfee Saved me from Polymorphic viruses. Well, It's still your selection..If you want free complete security, I recommend COMODO Internet Security
@myfb2009 (8296)
• Malaysia
1 Apr 09
Yes, my friend introduce me this software is because of its great cleaning function. Thanks also for introducing me a new anti-virus software to me. I will considerate it in the near future when l can't bear with this problem..
@kumarpslv (3216)
• India
27 Mar 09
Yes, while is getting updated, we can not do any thing, if we have large volume of RAM,.Even, we will not be able to close the windows, will torture us a lot. Also while scanning, the system will become too slow, but not as like it become updating. Only because of this reason, I uninstalled the software and I installed the Norton. I don't know, why these software manufacturers are not keeping this in mind and the anti virus software should not affect the performance of the system in any way. But here, it blocks all other.If we see the CPU usage,the more will be from this software.
@myfb2009 (8296)
• Malaysia
1 Apr 09
Yes, this software had a different way of updating its software. lm also surprised to see it kept on updating whenever l start my laptop. Quite troublesome. Yes, l also discover this software takes alot of space.. Maybe in the near future, l planned to uninstall it, if it had trouble me alot with my surfing..
@menulis (468)
• Indonesia
27 Mar 09
Its not a secret that mcafee makes your laptop slower, you can uninstall it then install other antivirus, i recomend avira and karspersky. It uses few of your RAM memory
@myfb2009 (8296)
• Malaysia
1 Apr 09
Thanks for your suggestion..But, l think my laptop speed is alright now. l wait until expired then install other type anti-virus..
@GoThere (110)
• Indonesia
27 Mar 09
Mcafee Antivirus is a good antivirus i think because i used it and i never had problem with it, but it is burden my PC resources and like yours, sometime it makes my pc slower. So i decide to change to avast. It's free antivirus and very good antivirus like mcafee, the difference for me is avast use resources much less than mcafee does.
@myfb2009 (8296)
• Malaysia
1 Apr 09
Thaks for your suggestion. Temporary, l will use mcafee until expired, then l will considerate to use other kind of anti-virus..
@Jennlk84 (4216)
• United States
27 Mar 09
I had Mcafee Anti Virus installed on my last computer that I had. I honestly didn't notice if my speed changed at all.
@myfb2009 (8296)
• Malaysia
1 Apr 09
Actually, you can discover the speed of your computer when you do surfing..
@bigv038 (66)
26 Mar 09
I used to use this too, AOL (my ISP) recommended it and charged me £2.50 to use it each month! However I didn't think it was all that and now use AVG as it's free and reliable!
@myfb2009 (8296)
• Malaysia
1 Apr 09
l was introduced by my friend, to use this anti-virus software. So far, her computer is doing fine because she had added up her computer ram..I haven't heard about AVG..
@smacksman (6072)
26 Mar 09
All virus checkers can be set to update and scan your computer automatically at set times. The updating will make your internet connection seem slow and the scan for viruses on your computer will make the computer seem slow. If you have a slow connection to the net it is better to change the setting so that you decide when to update when it is convenient for you. Like, leave it updating while you have lunch.
@myfb2009 (8296)
• Malaysia
1 Apr 09
yes, it's a good idea. Well, l had managed to overcome this problem. Thanks for your response.
• Singapore
26 Mar 09
i used before is good, your security level try not to lock it too high, it might slow down your server.
@myfb2009 (8296)
• Malaysia
1 Apr 09
Thanks for your suggestion. Now, l had able to speed-up abit my server.