after installing McAfee security, PC got slower and slower

By Waimanu ยท 5 replies
Mar 21, 2005
  1. Although I never had problems with spyware/virus etc I was scared into buying antivirus software and a firewall. I opted for McAfee because it was on special. After installing it, my PC slowed to a near halt. Every single thing I do is very slow. I defraged, ran spybot s/d, cleaned internet trail, deleted heaps of unused programmes/photos/music with eraser, all to no avail. PC is still slow. What can I do?
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

  3. olefarte

    olefarte TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,345   +13

  4. triplate

    triplate TS Rookie Posts: 134

    AVG7 and Sygate...;)
  5. Waimanu

    Waimanu TS Rookie Topic Starter

    computer back to normal after system restore

    I've undone all the installing and uninstalling by doing a system restore. Re-activated Zone Alarm, switched on XP firewall, will do AVG thing. Thanks for being short, sharp and to the point.
  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    Just a qucik point. It`s not a good idea to have Zonealarm and the Xp firewall on together. This can cause problems etc. switch off the Windows xp Firewall.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
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