Hi , EX_Brit and All,
I am in the same problems as mcscotty57. But, for me, updates did not solve , nor other things as follows.
After another issue (adwares !), having cleared them, (not by McAfee ... it found nothing but adwares were there, used MB) and followed all the instructions and hints given by the assistance remote session operator: changed HDD with a mint new , virgin one; re-installed OS , then installed again all the McAfee, and all the softwares .
My PC is an HP m9280it , but with OS Windows XP professional Sp3, vers. 20080413.144514; Window auto-update is off ; Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 @2.40GHz 3.25GB Ram ; 0.5TB HD
I use as default browser the last versions of Mozilla Firefox 27.0.1 (x86it), although nothing changed using MS Explorer 8 v.8..0.6001.18702, or Opera or Chrome as other browsers , last versions.
Mail by Mozilla Thunderbird 24.4.0 ; McAfee Total Protection v. 12.8.934 , auto-update; MS Office 2003 and partly 2007 .
A complete McAfee scan found nothing . Then I followed McAfee assistance on line: Virtual Techn. found nothing; chat or email assistance is not available anymore for Italy.
I also ran a complete Stinger scan , more than 70 hours to complete, hi ; nothing found.
Uninstalling McAfee suite, all runs OK and with good speed. By using task manager is appears that mcshield.exe is hyperactive. Also on freecell ! Try to change settings, that appears to be normal.
Sometimes it happens an OS message for McSvHost that will be closed for an error , many fault message sent to MS , no feedback yet.
I am in doubt if I should test again a scan with another anti-adware soft as I had to do last time: Malwarebytes antimalware did find and clear all adwares and trojans McAfee was not able to do at that time (quite odd!); but I would prefer not to. I am using McAfee from many years for all my PCs and I trust it.
I wrote back McAfee assistance after the last issue and changes as suggested by the operator, using the same assistance number as well as other email addresses; but it seems that all my emails have not been read at all; I am in fact not able to get an answer by email.
So as my last option I come here for an help, Hope is the last to quit , HI .
I wish you or some other here are able to suggest me a trick; this is now a real snail-speed PC , fast un-usable.
It was not so, before these adwares remopval and also the McAfee suggested changes.
Thanks in advance,
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