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gnuarm
Level 7

mcshield using 100% of CPU time

Mcafee came installed on my new computer and I uninstalled it using the control panel.  But now the Onaccess scanner is still running and sucks up all my CPU time.  I can't watch videos or do anything that needs much CPU time.  How do I get rid of this program?  The file name is mcshield.exe.  I can find the directory but can't delete it. 

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Peacekeeper
Level 20

Re: mcshield using 100% of CPU time

http://service.mcafee.com/FAQDocument.aspx?lc=1033&id=TS101331

run the MCPR removal tool reboot and everything should be gone

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gnuarm
Level 7

Re: mcshield using 100% of CPU time

Will that have removed everything Mcafee from my computers?  This has been a very bad experience and I don't want anything lingering behind.  I tried installing the McAfee Virtual Technician which didn't work.  Is that also gone now or must I remove that separately?  If so, how do I remove that?  Anything else I need to know?

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Peacekeeper
Level 20

Re: mcshield using 100% of CPU time

Remove MVT via control panel Programs and features and MCPR will remove Mcafee. I run it two times does not hurt.

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pumkin
Level 7

Re: mcshield using 100% of CPU time

Nealy all the post here say the same thing I am experiencing. But I hear no solution to the poblem. I read dozens of posts on Google that say the same thing. Still no solution.

I have spent good money on McAfee protection. I am not likely to spend anymore until someone shows me the fix.

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Peacekeeper
Level 20

Re: mcshield using 100% of CPU time

Pumkin I assume you have mcshield using 100% cpu resources issue is this correct? I have not had this ever. Only timee you will see this are as follows

1. Single core cpu ie p4 no hyperthreading

2. Corrupted install

3. as per 2 but caused by installing Mcafee over an incompletely removed alternative AV program

Have you called support they are the ones that need to check your PC out as to a cause. the normal fix is an uninstall reinstall as per

http://service.mcafee.com/FAQDocument.aspx?lc=1033&id=TS101331

reboot and run

http://download.mcafee.com/products/licensed/cust_support_patches/Mcpreinstall.exe

and reinstall from your account

This assumes your cpu ok and ram enough.

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Highlighted

Re: mcshield using 100% of CPU time

Hi gnuarm,

As suggested by Peacekeeper, please run MCPR tool. You can download it from following location : http://mcaf.ee/mcpr

However, I suggest you to install back McAfee on your system so that the computer is secured.

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r.rogers
Level 7

Re: mcshield using 100% of CPU time

TaskMgr. Processes show my SlownessProblem:

Mcshield is running constant at 99%

Suggestions?

Windows 7, SP1,

Thank You.

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