browswer slow down? possibly something to do with McAfee?
So, I only recently became aware of McAfee installing or adding their Web Advisor. How long has it been in the program? i notice that I can't disable it. If I click on the option within Settings- to disable it- all I get is a web page explaining it.
The reason I wanted to disable it is that about the same time I became aware of Web Advisor, I noticed a big slow down in my web browsing. I at first thought it might be my provider, Time-Warner, since my Netflix connection also seemed much slower. But then I noticed that the other 2 PCs on my home network didn't have the slow down- so I started to panic.
Then, I think while within the McAfee program, I got a popup saying I need to close the popup so an update could be installed. There was also an icon in the tray indicating something similar. (OK, I generally forget to take good notes while panicking). So, I closed that popup, rebooted, then voila--- the browser slow down was over- back to a good speed.
I still don't know for sure that the slow down was due to some buggy update from McAfee, but it seems reasonable- then I suggest they "pushed" the hotfix. Am I right?
And, why won't McAfee allow me to disable Web Advisor? Not that I have any reason to do so- but shouldn't it be possible?
Re: browswer slow down? possibly something to do with McAfee?
Catdaddy, thanks for your quick reply. Good to know there is some way to disable WebAdvisor if necessary- but I'm still wondering what the problem was, that is if it had anything to do with WebAdvisor. The fact that McAfee "pushed" a hotfix shortly after ad ding this feature makes me suspicious.
Also, I forgot to mention a few things. I did mention that my other 2 PCs on my home network didn't have the problem but I forgot to mention that I don't have McAfee on them, instead they have Norton.
And, I forgot to mention that when WebAdvisor first was added to my McAfee program - every time I opened a any browser window, I got a weird popup near the top of the screen that informed me about WebAdvisor and if I clicked on it- I got another browser window to a McAfee site blabbing about how wonderful this new feature is- with little real explanation- the same site that I'd get to if I went into the McAfee settings, to the feature, clicked on it (thinking I could disable it)- but no, I'd get to that web page. Seems to me they added this feature without sufficient testing- used us as testers, enough people complained, then they pushed the hotfix- without any discussion of this problem. It would be comforting to get an explanation- so I'd know for sure if my interpretation of this problem is correct.
I do recall something similar a year or so ago with McAfee. I don't recall the details- but it was another example of insufficient testing prior to pushing some new feature or a new version of the program- then shortly after- they fixed it.
If any McAfee tech is reading this- please make it possible to disable WebAdvisor from within settings.