A year ago, after an update, McAfee saw my video drivers as a virus and kept deleting it. Every time I turned on my computer I had to reinstall the drivers. I called McAfee and they said it wasn't their program. So, out of sheer stubborness, I just continued to reinstall the drivers. One day I decided to remove McAfee and see what would happen. Lo and behold, no problem. Reinstalled McAfee, same problem. I uninstalled McAfee and left it off for the rest of the year. When my subscription came up, I waited a month or so before I resubscribed. From that moment to this, I have had nothing but problems with McAfee. It runs ServiceHost and Core to max out my CPU to 100%. I can't do anything except click close on the alert window. When I finally got in the other day, I went looking for the uninstall. There was none. What to do. So this morning, I reinstalled McAfee, only after it had uninstalled itself I stopped the installation. It's gone. I've been a long time user of McAfee, however, after two years worth of paying for service and having none, I've lost faith in the company and I am moving on.
Removed and reinstalled McAfee - problem remained
Per moderator, ran Virtual Technician - problem remained
Per moderator, closed NetGuard - problem remained
Per moderator, installed beta version of Site Advisor - problem worsened
Per moderator, suggested reformat hard drive, well that's not going to happen
Uninstall for McAfee missing from Control Panel; went to McAfee site to redownload; stopped reinstallation after deletion of files; deleted all folders, temp folders and registration keys
It took over half hour to load a song to listen to this morning; after removal, 10 seconds. I forgot how fast my computer was.
Hi there. Do you have any update on this problem? Were you able to fix it?
An update from McAfee early last year saw my video drivers as a virus and kept knocking them out. I had to reinstall them every time I turned on my computer. When I deleted McAfee there was no problem. This was on two of my computers both using a Radeon 2600 pro video card. None of my other computers were affected. So, I removed McAfee and had no problems and no coverage. Later in the year, I went ahead and reordered McAfee hoping by this time they had fixed my problem and wound up with the Service Host problem. I tried everything here that was suggested to no avail. However, the moderators here said there may be a conflict with Alcohol 120% and to remove the program. I happen to have that program installed and I use it daily. It's not going. So, I got a different vendors anti-virus program and haven't had any problems since. I personally have had a good expirence with McAfee for many years, hence I reordered. However, it appears to be an ongoing problem with older platforms, and mine is, and since I don't play games but type, I just moved on.