03-20-2014 7:29 PM
I recently received an email from ATT notifying me of McAfee security download. Once I installed McAfee, it has taken over my system and my response time is abysmal. I have tried several times to uninstall it but it hangs up. I tried to recover my system to an earlier point but that had no effect. It takes 15-20 minutes to boot up. Any ideas on how to rid my system of this system hog?
03-20-2014 7:41 PM
03-20-2014 8:09 PM
I was using Fix-It Utility to restore settings to the day prior to the install. When I check Task Manager, I still see processes for mcsheild.exe and msconfig shows McAfee Security Center in the startup tab. I hadn't tried MS System Restore but will learn about it and give it a try. Haven't tried safe mode. What will it allow me to do?
03-20-2014 8:14 PM
I forgot to mention that I'm on Vista if that makes a difference.
03-20-2014 9:09 PM
03-21-2014 1:50 PM
I was able to use Microsoft System Restore to get back to the point before McAfee was installed. I was not aware that that capability was there. I don't know why the Fix-It utility did not work but I am back to normal now. Thanks so much for your help.
03-21-2014 5:09 PM
Glad to hear that worked for you! May I suggest you look into Microsoft Security Essentials for your malware protection? It's designed by Microsoft and is fairly light in resource consumption.