I haven't been successful posting in other forums...? Newbee!
I downloaded McAfee today. (AT&Ts free version.) Now my PC has slowed down dramatically (i.e., moving at a snails pace.) Any ideas on why this occurred and how to fix it? (Everything was fine until I downloaded McAfee.)
I'm using Windows XP on a DELL Inspiron 8600. Ive turned off my modem and Windows firewalls.
Thanks for sharing (and my apologies if this is the wrong forum...)
those are the standard specs of a dell inspiron 8600, if you only have 512 MB of RAM still then you have just about enough to run windows XP and a few large apps like word etc NB a borswer like FF oe ie8 or chrome can quickly rack up 200MB of open memory with multiple windows. Many heavy Av solutions like Mcafee or Symantec will run like a dog on this kind of hardware ( laptops run more memory resident programs thatn pc's anyway so you are already at a disadvantage) especially if you are running a whole suite rather than just the basic AV software.
I'd check your free physical RAM and swapfile and possibly think about a lower footprint AV product if you have no RAM left.