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Mcafee Management Service Host uses 100% of my drive

Hello,

For the past month(s) i have been noticing Mcafee Management Service Host to be using my second drive intensively to the point that other programs slow down, such as games in which textures that are supposed to come off of that drive load extremely  slow and the game has very long loading times. I have already attempted to completely remove (with the mcafee removal tool) and reinstalling mcafee to see if there were any changes, but the issue persisted. 

Please note that i have 3 drives. One C: drive which is my main drive which holds the OS, My second F: drive, which is having the issue, and another drive which seems to be completely fine. Mcafee only uses up all of the resources on the second drive without clear explanation, which is very odd.

Mcafee Management Service Host also seems to target alot of my games for no apparent reason at all, even while they're not running at all.

How would i be able to fix this issue? This has been causing me to doubt to leave it installed at all if it continues to do this.

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Re: Mcafee Management Service Host uses 100% of my drive

Hi @Zardzul 

Please follow the Kb article and run the  Malware cleaner tool

             Ensure windows update are up-to-date

             Help us with the product and Version of McAfee Installed

 

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Re: Mcafee Management Service Host uses 100% of my drive

My total protection version is:

Version 16.0

Release 16.0 R28

Mcafee SecurityCenter

Build: 18.8.126

Version 18.8

Currently downloading and running the malware remover.

 

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Re: Mcafee Management Service Host uses 100% of my drive

I have successfully ran the malware scanner and it has found around 100 logs that seemed "malicious" since my last post i have not been having any troubles anymore since now. it happend again for no reason and the same process is flooding the drive again. i could run the malware tool once again but if thats the only solution it would be more of a chore to constantly keep running the tool to "fix" mcafee's problem.

 

I once again ask for help to find a solution to this problem. 

it is a very annoying and time consuming problem so far, i just want to get this over with.

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Re: Mcafee Management Service Host uses 100% of my drive

What Operating system as Mcafee and win7 now not part of specifications and so does not work well.

I assume you have no other AV installed or previously installed .If so remove with its own removal tool.

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Re: Mcafee Management Service Host uses 100% of my drive

I have windows 10 with all the latest updates, and i have no other antivirus installed, only mcafee.
there is nothing that stops mcafee and nothing that interferes. its literally mcafee itself which does this.
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bumping this. still not solved and no replies. 

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Re: Mcafee Management Service Host uses 100% of my drive

again still a problem and im guessing this forum is as dead as it appears. its so sad mcafee is relying on their community to fix their problems for them when nobody really cares. and you cant even send mcafee an inquirey about this trough email or a report problem service.
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Re: Mcafee Management Service Host uses 100% of my drive

Hmm the second drive issue is strange I see nothing on my second drive happening though rarely use it now. I will ping several mods 1 should reply

@siddharth_r 

@Magesh

This user is still having problems with High usage of MMS host  on his second drive

I would reconsider removing Mcafee again as per

How to remove McAfee

Reboot after each of windows and MCPR runs and run the preinstall tool as well prior to  reinstalling.  That said better await a mod to comment. It sounds like a clash with a loaded program or a corrupted install.

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Re: Mcafee Management Service Host uses 100% of my drive

Thank you for your reply, i will do as you said and reinstall mcafee completely with all the steps inbetween, i also want to add that MMS host does this while a game is veryifing, downloading or loading files, which seems to be an automatic response to activity being detected, which is good, but the response is too agressive and clogs up the drive. 

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