Sometimes, my new MacBook Pro just hangs when I am working on my apps. In almost every instance, it is 4 VShieldScanner processes using up 200% of the CPU (my MBP has a dual core processor). When that happens, every thing hangs. I can't click on Dock items (for example, I can't start terminal). I can't even create a new tab in Safari or FireFox.
Also, when the scanning kicks off, my MBP is completely hung for 10 minutes. And no, it is not because I have an old MBP. My MBP is brand new, dual core, 2.53GHz, 8GB RAM, 500GB disk (7200 rpm). I do have a lot of files on my MBP (approx 300GB).
- Can I configure McAfee Security to lower the number of threads or the default priority that these scanners run at.
- I realize some have suggested launching terminal and then to renice the scanner process - problem is, I can't even launch terminal.
Thanks in advance
I have the same problem.
At the very least the priority should be lowered, so that I can use my computer.
Can you post exact product version. Are you latest version of the product?
VShieldScanners are used for realtime on access scaning also. If you lower the priority of scanner then it will take longer time to scan the file which will further reduce performance of your machine. Therefore, its running at normal priority and let the OS manage CPU consumption.