There are many threads on this, but service host starts running which causes system core to run using up 100% of my CPU. I can't do anything until it takes a breather and I can get in. This has been going on for a few months. I had uninstalled Mcafee because of the problem last year and only recently reinstalled it. Now there is no uninstall on my controll panel. I can't get rid of it. I have a multi subscription and I don't dare put it on any of my other computers. If someone can point me in the right direction to correct this, I will. If not, then I'll need to wipe this hard drive clean and reinstall everything except McAfee.
I have security center version 11.0
Virus scan version 15.0
build 15.0.294Message was edited by: ikeika
A year ago, after an update, McAfee saw my video drivers as a virus and kept deleting it. Every time I turned on my computer I had to reinstall the drivers. I called McAfee and they said it wasn't their program. So, out of sheer stubborness, I just continued to reinstall the drivers. One day I decided to remove McAfee and see what would happen. Lo and behold, no problem. Reinstalled McAfee, same problem. I uninstalled McAfee and left it off for the rest of the year. When my subscription came up, I waited a month or so before I resubscribed. From that moment to this, I have had nothing but problems with McAfee. It runs ServiceHost and Core to max out my CPU to 100%. I can't do anything except click close on the alert window. When I finally got in the other day, I went looking for the uninstall. There was none. What to do. So this morning, I reinstalled McAfee, only after it had uninstalled itself I stopped the installation. It's gone. I've been a long time user of McAfee, however, after two years worth of paying for service and having none, I've lost faith in the company and I am moving on.
Removed and reinstalled McAfee - problem remained
Per moderator, ran Virtual Technician - problem remained
Per moderator, closed NetGuard - problem remained
Per moderator, installed beta version of Site Advisor - problem worsened
Per moderator, suggested reformat hard drive, well that's not going to happen
Uninstall for McAfee missing from Control Panel; went to McAfee site to redownload; stopped reinstallation after deletion of files; deleted all folders, temp folders and registration keys
It took over half hour to load a song to listen to this morning; after removal, 10 seconds. I forgot how fast my computer was.
An update from McAfee early last year saw my video drivers as a virus and kept knocking them out. I had to reinstall them every time I turned on my computer. When I deleted McAfee there was no problem. This was on two of my computers both using a Radeon 2600 pro video card. None of my other computers were affected. So, I removed McAfee and had no problems and no coverage. Later in the year, I went ahead and reordered McAfee hoping by this time they had fixed my problem and wound up with the Service Host problem. I tried everything here that was suggested to no avail. However, the moderators here said there may be a conflict with Alcohol 120% and to remove the program. I happen to have that program installed and I use it daily. It's not going. So, I got a different vendors anti-virus program and haven't had any problems since. I personally have had a good expirence with McAfee for many years, hence I reordered. However, it appears to be an ongoing problem with older platforms, and mine is, and since I don't play games but type, I just moved on.