one or two weeks ago my computer automatically downloaded a new version of the security software and ever since it's been so slow. It's like 80% of CPU power is consumed even though it does not show up in task manager. Is there a way to solve this problem? I know it's McAfee because I uninstalled it today and things are running so fast! Has there been a huge increase in software size since 2 weeks ago. Norton was almost destroyed because of their software taxing computers so much and they have finally come around and decide to cut the fat. Why is McAfee going wrong way?
3. Launch Windows Explorer and delete all McAfee files in "Program Files" but especially in "C:\Document and Settings\<user>\Application Data" and "C:\Document and Settings\All Users\Application Data". You have to set Windows Explorer to show all hidden files and folders (Tools > Folder Options > View tab). Just delete the McAfee folders even if they are empty in all the "Application Data" folders. Can be more than one! In Vista: C:\Program Files, C:\ProgramData and C:\Users\yourname\AppData\Roaming If you can't find these files don't worry. It just means that MCPR has done its job.
4. Reboot and redownload/reinstall your McAfee products directly from your account at the McAfee web site.