5 Replies Latest reply on Jul 17, 2012 11:13 AM by exbrit

    Mcafee on-access scan is crippling my computer

      I am using a dell laptop with 4 CPU and 2Gb memory. When I am watching some online videos (in IE with the adobe flash player) this would happen. Although the task manager shows that mcshield.exe only uses one of the four CPUs, actually I can do nothing at such moments. Closing the IE does not solve the problem, mcshield.exe would still be active. And in the task manager one of the svchost.exe processes pops up constantly, corresponding to the wifi autoconfiguration service.

       

      Today I tried to run a full scan after this happens, and it seems that the on-access scan is also conflicting with the full scan process.

       

      Normally the only way is to restart the computer. But this is really unpleasant, especially when the whole family are watching a movie.