May I know the Operating System installed on your computer, size of the RAM, version of Internet Explorer?
Thanks for jumping in. I am using Internet Explorer 8; Windows XP Home Edition; RAM 512 MB.
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McAfee is security software. All security software has some background services which is active all the time to check for any changes on the files and virus activities. For McAfee, it is known as Heuristics activity. Any security software will slow down the computer little, since it will have to download the update, scan for each program and infection to keep your computer secure.
Now we can delete the temporary files of the computer to speed up the computer. We can run McPreInstall tool to automatically remove the temporary files and cookies from your computer which may slow down your computer.
I would also recommend you to remove unwanted start up programs from the computer. Please check following knowledge base to check for incompatible application list and removal tools.
The minimum requirement of McAfee to install is 512 MB of RAM and your computer has 512 MB ram, however the RAM in your computer might be used by some other program, while the working of McAfee causing the issue. So I recommend you to upgrade your RAM as most of th eprogram needs higher RAM and it is cheap nowadays.
Very good advice. I will try your recommendations and see what happens.