2 Replies Latest reply: Aug 26, 2011 2:16 PM by Ex_Brit RSS

    Updating is Slow

    snathaid

      I'm on dial-up and can't dsl, or cable where I live.

       

      Is there a way I can update Mcafee manually, instead of having to wait forever?

        • 1. Re: Updating is Slow
          smurf77

          Won't make any difference. My pc is fast until Mcafee kicks in with updates or scans. Then it goes at snails pace.

          Probably not the answer you wanted but true!

          • 2. Re: Updating is Slow
            Ex_Brit

            snathaid wrote:

             

            I'm on dial-up and can't dsl, or cable where I live.

             

            Is there a way I can update Mcafee manually, instead of having to wait forever?

            You can download VirusScan DAT and engine updates seperately but not the general SecurityCenter updates and patches that go out regularly unfortunately.   I know downloads can take ages using dialup as I have experienced it myself in the past and yes your machine will slow down a bit whilst doing the updating, especially if it has a lot going on at the time and its resources are nearer to the minimum system requirements.

             

            There is no other way of updating, sorry.