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davs_2013
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window firewall, Antivirus and windows defender takes too long to load at start up..help please, thanks in advance.

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hello guys...im using mcafee antivirus 2013...and everytime i boot my computer the im getting an ACTION CENTER message with red cross with it, that i have to turn my AV, Firewall and windows defender...but after 4minutes(more or less)..it will just disappear..I DONT KNOW HOW TO FIX THIS DELAY..can anybody hel me here?...btw, im using mcafee for about more than a month...

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davs_2013
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Re: window firewall, Antivirus and windows defender takes too long to load at start up..help please, thanks in advance.

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finally, i haved fixed this start up issue by deleting the repository, even though i have to install other program to delete the repository but its all worthy...

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exbrit
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Re: window firewall, Antivirus and windows defender takes too long to load at start up..help please, thanks in advance.

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What is your operating system and service pack (if applicable) please?

Normally when a 3rd party antivirus/firewall is installed such as McAfee, Windows Firewall and Windows Defender will be automatically disabled because they could cause problems.

You could re-enable Windows Defender if this is any system OTHER THAN WIndows 8,  In the latter WD contains antivirus and should not be enabled.

I am surprised about those entries in Action Center though.  Have you by any chance added shortcuts to thos applications to your Startup Programs folder?

Try running the Virtual Technician to see if it finds and fixes anything:  http://mvt.mcafee.com/

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Message was edited by: Ex_Brit on 02/02/13 8:25:58 EST AM
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davs_2013
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Re: window firewall, Antivirus and windows defender takes too long to load at start up..help please, thanks in advance.

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I am using windows 8 64 bit, its a new one..bought it last december 202..its an asus k55vd..

Actually..before posting here, i already did everything i know and i could do..checking the disk, cleaning temporary file, defragmenting...uninstalling(mcafee removal tool) and reinstalling mcafee..i haved scanned for malware using mbam the free edition...i have checked my startup items..but still i cant solved it...and my mcafee says that i have the latest updates available.. i already used  MVT since i figured that mcafee have some problems.

Message was edited by: davs_2013 on 2/2/13 9:53:08 AM CST
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exbrit
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Re: window firewall, Antivirus and windows defender takes too long to load at start up..help please, thanks in advance.

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I'm not sure but I think the problem is that Windows Security isn't seeing McAfee properly.  In which you are better served contacting Technical Support directly for troubleshooting.   It's free by phone or online chat and linked under Useful Links at  the top of the page.

You've already done all the steps I could suggest it would seem.

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davs_2013
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Re: window firewall, Antivirus and windows defender takes too long to load at start up..help please, thanks in advance.

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thanks a lot ex_brit...but one more thing...when i have used mcafee techcheck...there is one result thats saying i have one or more antivirus products installed...maybe its refering to windows defender????....and what can you say for about 4minutes delay of mcafee for the action center..is it OK?..

If its really the window defender..i cant access it because mcafee diable it.

Message was edited by: davs_2013 on 2/2/13 10:18:23 AM CST
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exbrit
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Re: window firewall, Antivirus and windows defender takes too long to load at start up..help please, thanks in advance.

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Yes it's Windows Defender because in 8 it includes antivirus and one should never run 2 at once.   Don't even try to enable it.

There is no similar delay on my Windows 8 but then I'm using the beta McAfee software on that so really can't compare.

If it bothers you I would ask Tech Support to take a look.

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davs_2013
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Re: window firewall, Antivirus and windows defender takes too long to load at start up..help please, thanks in advance.

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thanks...and more power.

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exbrit
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Re: window firewall, Antivirus and windows defender takes too long to load at start up..help please, thanks in advance.

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OK, good luck. ;-)

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davs_2013
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Re: window firewall, Antivirus and windows defender takes too long to load at start up..help please, thanks in advance.

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finally, i haved fixed this start up issue by deleting the repository, even though i have to install other program to delete the repository but its all worthy...

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exbrit
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Re: window firewall, Antivirus and windows defender takes too long to load at start up..help please, thanks in advance.

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Glad it's OK now.

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