McAfee updates that happens on a daily basis are normally less in size . You might find updates happening for a longer period once in a while for any major changes required for the products. Do you get any specific information on which products are getting updated?
Less in size? I'd say the average time for McAfee to install whatever it is that it's installing (It doesn't tell me by the way, it never has and I doubt it ever will) is around 10-15 minutes. And for the past couple weeks, it's run into the 20-30 minute range.
It's not an isolated one time issue, it is basically every time I connect my laptop to the internet. I've taken to ctrl+alt+deleteing the updater if I want to just check my email or something real quick because if I don't then I'm looking at a big time commitment.
Even now it's currently installing, for the past 15 minutes or so, taking up a vast portion of memory, it took me forever just to login to this page.
In the past there were small updates that didn't affect me all that much, but for the past several months (to a year maybe), I've pretty much dreaded taking my laptop anywhere for wi-fi because I know it will quickly become unusable.
Would you be connected to the internet always or do you connect the laptop to the internet occasionally. if so updates that are pending for that period that you might have not connected would be installing and size of the update will increase.
Also depends on the speed of the internet connection.