How to Fix the Slow PC Performance Error Occurred Due to McAfee?

by Maria William Software Developer

McAfee is one of the leading cyber security companies that have been developing the top rated antivirus software for many years. The company offers a number of advanced features in its antivirus software to provide the protection to the users by keeping their data safe and secure. 

But some of its automatic features utilize more system resources like RAM and processor power for performing the scanning process and thus, resulting in slowing down the performance of the system. Some of the McAfee features that slow down the system performance are as follows:-

Automatic Updates:

By this automatic feature, the McAfee utilize the internet connection for downloading all the latest virus definitions keeping the database containing these virus definitions up to date. Thus, the internet bandwidth is consumed and resulting in the issue of slowdown for installing the updates.

Automatic Scans:

By default the product schedule scans has been set as once in a week and thus, it starts scanning on schedule every week. When the scanning process starts, it consumes a lot of RAM and process power. As a result of this the users system drastically slows down.

Full System Scans:

By this auto-feature, the antivirus runs the scanning process to scan the full system. And for running the full system scan, a lot of processor power is used.

Inadequate hardware: Sometimes the system performance slowdown drastically, if the software is incompatible with the hardware. Thus, ensure the compatibility before installing the McAfee antivirus software to the system.

If you are facing the issue of slow PC performance due any of the above causes then don’t worry, we have come across with some easy solutions to fix the issue. The solutions are as follows:

Solution 1:-

1. Open the McAfee Program.

2. Now, unable all the options that provide a constant protection.

3. Change the option of full McAfee surveillance from “constant” (by default) to “only when navigating the untrusted websites”.

Solution 2:-

1. Click “Start” button on the taskbar and then click “Run” option.

2. Type “misconfig” in the space provided to run the program.

3. And then navigate to the Startup tab and uncheck all the boxes associated with McAfee.

Solution 3:-

Always run the McAfee full system scan at the end of the day, when the users have completed the work of the device. By running the virus scanner on daily basis one can prevent the interference of the McAfee for making the system to slowdown. 

If the issue still persists on the device after trying the aforementioned solutions then contact our helpline services toll-free number 1-888-827-9060.

Maria Williams is a renowned technical writer. She has been keeping a stern concern over the updates and errors of various anti-virus and security software. Through her blogs and articles, she strives to deliver the information in order to make awareness about the updates and error fixing methods.

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