Does anyone use McAfee on here?


On the flip side, everybody who isn't using McAfee (which is just about all of us regulars), could just say nothing and then his post would have made it appear we were ignoring him.

Or we could have just responded with "no", which would have also been ultimately unhelpful.
Either way, that is also unhelpful. And the comment you made makes you look like you should not be helping people on this forum. I did go back to Bitdefender through my NETGEAR Orbi Armor subscription. So I thank the person who said to do that. It seems to be better now. I do think it was a conflict with the update for McAfee. Bitdefender scanned the computers and found no issues just as McAfee said. I will post with an update later.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home 64-bit
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Laptop -15-ef1079nr & HP All-in-One 24-df1370 Bundle PC
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 3 & 11th Gen Intel Core i5-1135G7
    Motherboard
    HP 8706 (FP5) & HP 87F3 (ROW)
    Memory
    8 GB & 8 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon Graphics & Integrated Intel Iris X Graphics
    Sound Card
    Realtek Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    AMD Radeon Graphics Monitor & FHD Diagonal Touchscreen
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768 & 1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    SK Hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0A (SSD) & 512 GB PCIe® NVMe™ M.2 (SSD)
    Keyboard
    HP Slim Keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech Wireless & HP Wireless
    Internet Speed
    500 Mbps
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge
    Antivirus
    NETGEAR Armor by Bitdefender (Bitdefender Total Security)
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Home 64-bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Slim Desktop - S01-pF1013w
    CPU
    Intel Celeron G5900
    Motherboard
    8768 A (SMVB)
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel UHD Graphics 610
    Sound Card
    Intel(R) Display Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP 23es 23-inch Monitor
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1 TB 7200 rpm SATA HDD
    Mouse
    HP 230 Wireless Mouse
    Keyboard
    HP 230 Wireless Keyboard
    Internet Speed
    500 Mbps
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge
    Antivirus
    NETGEAR Armor by Bitdefender (Bitdefender Total Security)
Either way, that is also unhelpful. And the comment you made makes you look like you should not be helping people on this forum.
I've been helping people on these forums since sevenforums.com.
What comment in particular are you talking about? I assume the one about the fact that not many people on this forum run McAfee? If so, it wasn't intended to be rude or sarcastic, but I believe it to be a true factual statement that not many here, or least not the regulars that frequently answer, comment and provide advice are likely running McAfee. I could very well be wrong, but we don't see a lot of discussion around here revolving around McAfee...so I don't think it's used that often. Sorry if that upset you, wasn't meant as any type of insult.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Beelink SEI8
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-8279u
    Motherboard
    AZW SEI
    Memory
    32GB DDR4 2666Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Iris Plus 655
    Sound Card
    Intel SST
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus ProArt PA278QV
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    512GB NVMe
    PSU
    NA
    Case
    NA
    Cooling
    NA
    Keyboard
    NA
    Mouse
    NA
    Internet Speed
    500/50
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    Mini PC used for testing Windows 11.
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    Ryzen 9 5900x
    Motherboard
    Asus Rog Strix X570-E Gaming
    Memory
    64GB DDR4-3600
    Graphics card(s)
    EVGA GeForce 3080 FT3 Ultra
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS TUF Gaming VG27AQ. ASUS ProArt Display PA278QV 27” WQHD
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    2TB WD SN850 PCI-E Gen 4 NVMe
    2TB Sandisk Ultra 2.5" SATA SSD
    PSU
    Seasonic Focus 850
    Case
    Fractal Meshify S2 in White
    Cooling
    Dark Rock Pro CPU cooler, 3 x 140mm case fans
    Mouse
    Logitech G9 Laser Mouse
    Keyboard
    Corsiar K65 RGB Lux
    Internet Speed
    500/50
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Defender.
I use to turn Defender off but it seems like MS updates often comes in and changes my settings. So, I just forget about it. I ran a scan in Defender once and it took a very long time to digest the results, so that was set aside. On my older Dell laptop I do turn Defender off because of not the PC runs slower than a snail sometimes. I am sure it is a conflict in the Norton's Defender scheme of things.
Strange about Defender coming back on after updates. I have my Defender disabled for Virus and Threat Detection because I run Norton. Defender has never come back on after an update. It does run for other tasks, though.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro Beta
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Home built
    CPU
    Ryzen 9 5900X
    Motherboard
    MSI MPG X570S Edge Max WiFi
    Memory
    Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO 64GB (2x32GB) DDR4 3600 (PC4-28800) C18
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS GeForce RTX 4070 Super OC 12GB DDR6 / ZOTAC RTX 3060 Twin Edge OC 12GB GDDR6
    Sound Card
    Proprietary on MB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ViewSonic XG2530 25"/Benq XL2411P 24"/ ASUS VA24DQSB) 23.8"
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 240Hz/144Hz/60Hz (based on monitor setup above)
    Hard Drives
    SK hynix Gold P31 1TB PCIe NVMe Gen3 M.2 2280 Internal SSD
    ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 1TB
    Samsung SSD 860 EVO 1TB 2.5 Inch SATA III Internal SSD
    PSU
    Corsair RM1000e
    Case
    Phanteks Enthoo Pro Full Tower Chassis with Window
    Cooling
    Corsair iCUE H60i RGB PRO XT Liquid CPU Cooler
    Keyboard
    Corsair K70
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    ~950Mb/s upload/ ~700Mb/s download
    Browser
    Edge (Chromium)
    Antivirus
    Norton 360
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Home Built
    CPU
    Ryzen 7 3700X
    Motherboard
    MSI B550 Gaming GEN3 Gaming Motherboard
    Memory
    32MB DDR4
    Graphics card(s)
    I forget, but it's old. I can't see the need to upgrade it.
    Sound Card
    Propietary
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ACER LED 24"
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung SSD 3.5"
    Case
    Corsair
    Cooling
    Stock
    Mouse
    Logitech
    Keyboard
    Logitech
    Internet Speed
    ~750Mb/s download / ~750Mb/s upload
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender and Malware Bytes
@FreeBooter said it best ! And they will conflict with each other at some point in time !
It is strongly recommended that you run only one antivirus program at a time. Having more than one antivirus program active in memory uses additional resources and can result in program conflicts and false virus alerts. If you choose to install more than one antivirus program on your computer, then only one of them should be active in memory at a time.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows11 23H2 (OS Build 22631.2428)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP HP ENVY TE01
    CPU
    2.90 gigahertz Intel Core i7-10700
    Motherboard
    Board: HP 8767 A (SMVB)
    Memory
    16214 Megabytes Usable Installed Memor
    Hard Drives
    1511.52 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
    1418.15 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless
    Mouse
    M 185 wireless
    Internet Speed
    12 ms Jitter 8 ms Download 10.5 Mbps Upload 1.7
    Browser
    Edge & FF
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
You know, I came here for help. I did not come here for your hateful opinions. We have our own opinions to what we like. I like McAfee and I am staying with McAfee.
Sad to say, but you will not get any credible support in these forums as most here have a negative view of McAfee whether true or not. And as you've found, all you're attacked for using something "you" prefer to use. I do not agree with most of the responses you got, but it is what it is.

My attitude is whether we agree with whatever software a person uses, if they ask for help give it. If all you're going to do is piddle on a person for using something you don't agree with, don't post as it's extremely unhelpful and extremely disrespectful.

Anyway, I have no answers to your questions as I only use Windows Security (Defender). Suggest you visit McAfee's forums.

Good luck.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 (Build 22631.3296)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom built
    CPU
    Intel i9-9900K
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Aorus Z390 Xtreme
    Memory
    32G (4x8) DDR4 Corsair RGB Dominator Platinum (3600Mhz)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon VII
    Sound Card
    Onboard (ESS Sabre HiFi using Realtek drivers)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    NEC PA242w (24 inch)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1200
    Hard Drives
    5 Samsung SSD drives: 2X 970 NVME (512 & 1TB), 3X EVO SATA (2X 2TB, 1X 1TB)
    PSU
    EVGA Super Nova I000 G2 (1000 watt)
    Case
    Cooler Master H500M
    Cooling
    Corsair H115i RGB Platinum
    Keyboard
    Logitech Craft
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    500mb Download. 11mb Upload
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge Chromium
    Antivirus
    Windows Security
    Other Info
    System used for gaming, photography, music, school.
  • Operating System
    Win 10 Pro 22H2 (build 19045.2130)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Built
    CPU
    Intel i7-7700K
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-Z270X-GAMING 8
    Memory
    32G (4x8) DDR4 Corsair Dominator Platinum (3333Mhz)
    Graphics card(s)
    AMD Radeon R9 Fury
    Sound Card
    Onboard (Creative Sound Blaster certified ZxRi)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell U2415 (24 inch)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1200
    Hard Drives
    3 Samsung SSD drives: 1x 512gig 950 NVMe drive (OS drive), 1 x 512gig 850 Pro, 1x 256gig 840 Pro.
    PSU
    EVGA Super Nova 1000 P2 (1000 watt)
    Case
    Phantek Enthoo Luxe
    Cooling
    Corsair H100i
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Keyboard
    Logitech MK 710
    Internet Speed
    100MB
    Browser
    Edge Chromium
    Antivirus
    Windows Security
    Other Info
    This is my backup system.
The best protection in my opinion is Defender and image backup.
I never try to fix an infected OS. If I notice any slow down, I normally just revert back to my recent clean image backup.
Never failed for the past decade.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
    Motherboard
    MSI MPG Gaming Edge Wifi (X570)
    Memory
    32GB Adata XPG DDR4
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS GTX 1070 8GB ROG
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG Ultrawide 34"
    Screen Resolution
    3440x1440
    Hard Drives
    Main Boot Drive : 512GB Adata XPG RGB Gen3x4 NVMe M.2 SSD
    PSU
    EVGA 600 Watts Gold
    Case
    Deepcool Genome II
    Cooling
    Deepcool Fryzen
    Internet Speed
    1Gbps
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    "Moderna"
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    i7-4790K
    Motherboard
    ASRock Xtreme6 Z97
    Memory
    16GB Corsair Vengeance Pro
    Graphics card(s)
    MSI R9 290
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG Ultrawide 34"
    Screen Resolution
    3440x1440
    Hard Drives
    Samsung M.2
    PSU
    Thermaltake 475 Watts 80 Bronze
    Case
    Thermaltake Commander I Snow Edition
    Cooling
    Deep Cool Archer Air Cooler
    Mouse
    Logitech G402
    Keyboard
    Armageddon MKA-5R RGB-Hornet
    Internet Speed
    1Gbps
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Moderna :)
Strange about Defender coming back on after updates. I have my Defender disabled for Virus and Threat Detection because I run Norton. Defender has never come back on after an update. It does run for other tasks, though.
You may be right and I just messed up, but a recent update changed a few things that seemed strange. I will turn Defender off and see what happens. I've never been a fan of it. But, then, the last due that sent ,me a virus got a reply with a CRT burner that didn't end well for him. That was a long time back around the time I stopped hacking.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 15 3510
    CPU
    Intel® Celeron® N4020
    Memory
    4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    15.6-in. display HD (1366X768)
    Hard Drives
    128 GB M.2, PCLe, NVMe, SSD
  • Operating System
    Windows 10
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 15 3552
    CPU
    Intel Celeron N3060
    Memory
    4 GB
You know, I came here for help. I did not come here for your hateful opinions. We have our own opinions to what we like. I like McAfee and I am staying with McAfee. Microsoft Defender, I used for about a week, and I never really liked it. Defender has had a lot of backlashes over the years. There is nothing wrong with McAfee. Stop criticizing me for asking for help. This forum used to be so kind, now, y'all are not kind at all. With this being said, I don't think I will be coming back here and yes, I have been a long-time member of this forum as well as its sister forums. Windows 7 Help Forums, Windows 8 Forums, Windows 10 Forums, and Windows 11 Forum. I am appalled at how you all reacted to this post.

How can anyone help - when you're using a 3rd party app nobody seems to use (from what i notices so far - or at least that's true in general). Even more than that, the ones who encountered it - had bad experiences with it (thus, don't get why you took it personally - since all the hate was directed at the app). The thing is... maybe not the app developers (most definitely) - but McAfee's business team was (and probably still is) - pretty good at their job - so good that they sign a lot of contracts with OEM Companies (Dell, HP, etc) - and thus McAfee end-up on a lot of laptops/PC. And if your job has anything to do with maintenance - it's impossible not to hate McAfee - for all the times it end-up being the main culprit slowing down a system or causing all kinds of issues (even BSOD). It acted like bloatware - and thus, a common practice among those who handle maintenance is to uninstall McAfee (and other bloatware installed/included by the OEM). Which helped both the customer - and the tech department responsible for that laptop/pc's maintenance (helped with peace of mind).

That being said, this is not just a matter of taste (as if you like Pineapple Pizza - and the rest of us don't or even hate it) - but empirical evidence with the product in question. Also, this might be Windows 11 forum but as mentioned above - McAfee AV is a 3rd party tool - which for whatever reason it's mostly avoided. Maybe in the past - all your inquiries were related to apps, settings or issues - that were actually somehow common among the community.But when it comes to 3rd party apps - it's usually recommended to check the official forums first, in thus case: McAfee Support Community

So hey, if you like the app - use it. Other recommendations are just that (recommendations). Believe it or not - they were trying to help - but that's only way they knew how in this particular case (by recommending a different product).
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 SP 16 (or Windows 11 SP 2 or Sun Valley 2)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    CPU
    Intel & AMD
    Memory
    SO-DIMM SK Hynix 15.8 GB Dual-Channel DDR4-2666 (2 x 8 GB) 1329MHz (19-19-19-43)
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVidia RTX 2060 6GB Mobile GPU (TU106M)
    Sound Card
    Onbord Realtek ALC1220
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    1x Samsung PM981 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB / 1x Seagate Expansion ST1000LM035 1TB
How can anyone help - when you're using a 3rd party app nobody seems to use (from what i notices so far - or at least that's true in general). Even more than that, the ones who encountered it - had bad experiences with it (thus, don't get why you took it personally - since all the hate was directed at the app). The thing is... maybe not the app developers (most definitely) - but McAfee's business team was (and probably still is) - pretty good at their job - so good that they sign a lot of contracts with OEM Companies (Dell, HP, etc) - and thus McAfee end-up on a lot of laptops/PC. And if your job has anything to do with maintenance - it's impossible not to hate McAfee - for all the times it end-up being the main culprit slowing down a system or causing all kinds of issues (even BSOD). It acted like bloatware - and thus, a common practice among those who handle maintenance is to uninstall McAfee (and other bloatware installed/included by the OEM). Which helped both the customer - and the tech department responsible for that laptop/pc's maintenance (helped with peace of mind).

That being said, this is not just a matter of taste (as if you like Pineapple Pizza - and the rest of us don't or even hate it) - but empirical evidence with the product in question. Also, this might be Windows 11 forum but as mentioned above - McAfee AV is a 3rd party tool - which for whatever reason it's mostly avoided. Maybe in the past - all your inquiries were related to apps, settings or issues - that were actually somehow common among the community.But when it comes to 3rd party apps - it's usually recommended to check the official forums first, in thus case: McAfee Support Community

So hey, if you like the app - use it. Other recommendations are just that (recommendations). Believe it or not - they were trying to help - but that's only way they knew how in this particular case (by recommending a different product).
The point I was trying to make of @pparks1’s post is that they said that when I submit a post or question, my post should be ignored or not even looked at/addressed when a solution is needed. It was rude! That makes it seem like y’all don’t want to help at all. I hope another forum member does not get attacked this way.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home 64-bit
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Laptop -15-ef1079nr & HP All-in-One 24-df1370 Bundle PC
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 3 & 11th Gen Intel Core i5-1135G7
    Motherboard
    HP 8706 (FP5) & HP 87F3 (ROW)
    Memory
    8 GB & 8 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon Graphics & Integrated Intel Iris X Graphics
    Sound Card
    Realtek Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    AMD Radeon Graphics Monitor & FHD Diagonal Touchscreen
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768 & 1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    SK Hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0A (SSD) & 512 GB PCIe® NVMe™ M.2 (SSD)
    Keyboard
    HP Slim Keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech Wireless & HP Wireless
    Internet Speed
    500 Mbps
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge
    Antivirus
    NETGEAR Armor by Bitdefender (Bitdefender Total Security)
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Home 64-bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Slim Desktop - S01-pF1013w
    CPU
    Intel Celeron G5900
    Motherboard
    8768 A (SMVB)
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel UHD Graphics 610
    Sound Card
    Intel(R) Display Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP 23es 23-inch Monitor
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1 TB 7200 rpm SATA HDD
    Mouse
    HP 230 Wireless Mouse
    Keyboard
    HP 230 Wireless Keyboard
    Internet Speed
    500 Mbps
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge
    Antivirus
    NETGEAR Armor by Bitdefender (Bitdefender Total Security)
The point I was trying to make of @pparks1’s post is that they said that when I submit a post or question, my post should be ignored or not even looked at/addressed when a solution is needed. It was rude! That makes it seem like y’all don’t want to help at all. I hope another forum member does not get attacked this way.
Okay, so you missed my point. I was not responding to you either, I was responding to Trevo.

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Trevo said you had asked does anybody here use McAfee and then said our responses might not have been impressive to you as nobody provided a solution to his questions.

We did respond, in a way you didn't like, as the general opinion was we don't use that product but instead use another product.

The point I was trying to make is that an alternative to our actual responses showing we cared and wanted to suggest another product, would have been to have just said NO or to simply not respond because we didn't have anything useful to say with respect to your question. I would have felt that just saying No, or simply ignoring your request would have been far worse than actually offering our advice and suggestions of using another product. You took offense to the way we respnded, the flip side would have been that he hadn't responded at all...which would have been just as unhelpful to you and arguably even wore.

I did not attack you, nor was I suggesting that people not respond to you. I simply presented another direction this conversation could have gone if we were all truly rude and unhelpful. Instead, we've all tried to explain our viewpoints and positions. We care more than you think.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Beelink SEI8
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-8279u
    Motherboard
    AZW SEI
    Memory
    32GB DDR4 2666Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Iris Plus 655
    Sound Card
    Intel SST
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus ProArt PA278QV
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    512GB NVMe
    PSU
    NA
    Case
    NA
    Cooling
    NA
    Keyboard
    NA
    Mouse
    NA
    Internet Speed
    500/50
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    Mini PC used for testing Windows 11.
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    Ryzen 9 5900x
    Motherboard
    Asus Rog Strix X570-E Gaming
    Memory
    64GB DDR4-3600
    Graphics card(s)
    EVGA GeForce 3080 FT3 Ultra
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS TUF Gaming VG27AQ. ASUS ProArt Display PA278QV 27” WQHD
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    2TB WD SN850 PCI-E Gen 4 NVMe
    2TB Sandisk Ultra 2.5" SATA SSD
    PSU
    Seasonic Focus 850
    Case
    Fractal Meshify S2 in White
    Cooling
    Dark Rock Pro CPU cooler, 3 x 140mm case fans
    Mouse
    Logitech G9 Laser Mouse
    Keyboard
    Corsiar K65 RGB Lux
    Internet Speed
    500/50
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Defender.
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I know you all care. Y’all have helped me in lots of ways with my computing experience. I did take one of the forum members’ advice and I went back to Bitdefender. Although, it is through my NETGEAR Orbi system. Seems to be okay today. I will not use Defender. I just cannot bring myself to like it. There was a Windows update yesterday also. Maybe, that also fixed things. I was just feeling attacked. My apologies!
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home 64-bit
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Laptop -15-ef1079nr & HP All-in-One 24-df1370 Bundle PC
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 3 & 11th Gen Intel Core i5-1135G7
    Motherboard
    HP 8706 (FP5) & HP 87F3 (ROW)
    Memory
    8 GB & 8 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon Graphics & Integrated Intel Iris X Graphics
    Sound Card
    Realtek Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    AMD Radeon Graphics Monitor & FHD Diagonal Touchscreen
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768 & 1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    SK Hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0A (SSD) & 512 GB PCIe® NVMe™ M.2 (SSD)
    Keyboard
    HP Slim Keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech Wireless & HP Wireless
    Internet Speed
    500 Mbps
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge
    Antivirus
    NETGEAR Armor by Bitdefender (Bitdefender Total Security)
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Home 64-bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Slim Desktop - S01-pF1013w
    CPU
    Intel Celeron G5900
    Motherboard
    8768 A (SMVB)
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel UHD Graphics 610
    Sound Card
    Intel(R) Display Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP 23es 23-inch Monitor
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1 TB 7200 rpm SATA HDD
    Mouse
    HP 230 Wireless Mouse
    Keyboard
    HP 230 Wireless Keyboard
    Internet Speed
    500 Mbps
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge
    Antivirus
    NETGEAR Armor by Bitdefender (Bitdefender Total Security)
  • Like
Reactions: OAT

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Beelink SEI8
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-8279u
    Motherboard
    AZW SEI
    Memory
    32GB DDR4 2666Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Iris Plus 655
    Sound Card
    Intel SST
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus ProArt PA278QV
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    512GB NVMe
    PSU
    NA
    Case
    NA
    Cooling
    NA
    Keyboard
    NA
    Mouse
    NA
    Internet Speed
    500/50
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    Mini PC used for testing Windows 11.
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    Ryzen 9 5900x
    Motherboard
    Asus Rog Strix X570-E Gaming
    Memory
    64GB DDR4-3600
    Graphics card(s)
    EVGA GeForce 3080 FT3 Ultra
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS TUF Gaming VG27AQ. ASUS ProArt Display PA278QV 27” WQHD
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    2TB WD SN850 PCI-E Gen 4 NVMe
    2TB Sandisk Ultra 2.5" SATA SSD
    PSU
    Seasonic Focus 850
    Case
    Fractal Meshify S2 in White
    Cooling
    Dark Rock Pro CPU cooler, 3 x 140mm case fans
    Mouse
    Logitech G9 Laser Mouse
    Keyboard
    Corsiar K65 RGB Lux
    Internet Speed
    500/50
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Defender.
Let me ask; how do I turn Windows Security (Defender) off? Due to changes and updates none of the instructions are clear. I went to Virus & threat protection, then see image below, and that is turned off. It seems simple enough, but the guru advice is anything but concise. Is that all?
Screenshot 2023-06-28 154602.jpg
It seems obvious enough, but MS has a way of making things not so simple. Maybe some English classes are in order.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 15 3510
    CPU
    Intel® Celeron® N4020
    Memory
    4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    15.6-in. display HD (1366X768)
    Hard Drives
    128 GB M.2, PCLe, NVMe, SSD
  • Operating System
    Windows 10
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 15 3552
    CPU
    Intel Celeron N3060
    Memory
    4 GB
Let me ask; how do I turn Windows Security (Defender) off? Due to changes and updates none of the instructions are clear. I went to Virus & threat protection, then see image below, and that is turned off. It seems simple enough, but the guru advice is anything but concise. Is that all?
When a 3rd party AV is installed Windows Defender active protection is automatically turned off, you don't need to do so yourself.

However, a scan is not the same thing as active protection, there is no conflict in performing a scan with Defender while your current AV is providing your active protection. So Defender has an option to perform periodic scans (it never hurts to have a second opinion). This option is only shown in 'Virus and threat protection' when a 3rd-party AV is installed and has turned off Defender, so seeing it there is your reassurance that Defender's active protection has been turned off.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire 3 A315-23
    CPU
    AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon Graphics
    Monitor(s) Displays
    laptop screen
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768 native resolution, up to 2560x1440 with Radeon Virtual Super Resolution
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung EVO 870 SSD
    Internet Speed
    50 Mbps
    Browser
    Edge, Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    fully 'Windows 11 ready' laptop. Windows 10 C: partition migrated from my old unsupported 'main machine' then upgraded to 11. A test migration ran Insider builds for 2 months. When 11 was released on 5th October it was re-imaged back to 10 and was offered the upgrade in Windows Update on 20th October. Windows Update offered the 22H2 Feature Update on 20th September 2022. It got the 23H2 Feature Update on 4th November 2023 through Windows Update.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro (and all my Hyper-V VMs).

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 8GB RAM, 256GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro RTM and Insider Beta as native boot vhdx.

    My SYSTEM FIVE is a Dell Latitude 3190 2-in-1, Pentium Silver N5030, 4GB RAM, 512GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro, plus the Insider Beta, Dev, Canary, and Release Preview builds as a native boot .vhdx.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Lattitude E4310
    CPU
    Intel® Core™ i5-520M
    Motherboard
    0T6M8G
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics card(s)
    (integrated graphics) Intel HD Graphics
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    500GB Crucial MX500 SSD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    unsupported machine: Legacy bios, MBR, TPM 1.2, upgraded from W10 to W11 using W10/W11 hybrid install media workaround. In-place upgrade to 22H2 using ISO and a workaround. Feature Update to 23H2 by manually installing the Enablement Package. Also running Insider Beta, Dev, and Canary builds as a native boot .vhdx.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro (and all my Hyper-V VMs).

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 8GB RAM, 256GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro RTM and Insider Beta as native boot vhdx.

    My SYSTEM FIVE is a Dell Latitude 3190 2-in-1, Pentium Silver N5030, 4GB RAM, 512GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro, plus the Insider Beta, Dev, Canary, and Release Preview builds as a native boot .vhdx.
The point I was trying to make of @pparks1’s post is that they said that when I submit a post or question, my post should be ignored or not even looked at/addressed when a solution is needed. It was rude! That makes it seem like y’all don’t want to help at all. I hope another forum member does not get attacked this way.
1st time i hear of this pparks1 guy, 1st time i see your post too. We're random strangers on the internet, if you have an issue with someone - there's a block/ignore function. Since i joined this forum i blocked 2 people "where 1 started harassing me (throwing insults just cause i disagreed with his him "with proof") - while the other was stressing me out (either trolling me by consistently quoting my posts and playing dumb or the real deal)". If he actually attacked you - as you claim - you can even report him. On the other hand - if you're assuming stuff that's not there and overly-sensible about it - that's an issue on its own (a modern virtual issue part of the "cancel culture" - where on the internet - overly-sensible people using an anonymous alias - are trying to character assassinate an individual that either disagrees with them or they simply don't like the one in question for whatever reason).

If a visitor would read the posts from this topic - one thing is clear: the majority seem to have issue with the product in question. Also, from anyone who posted- there's not a single McAfee user. That being said... doesn't seem to be anyone in a position to help with this particular app - other than making recommendation of their own. It's why i recommended the official forum. Furthermore "a paid antivirus license - also comes with customer support" . That's part of the package you paid for. There's free versions of multiple AV where the customer support - is among the services missing - as in - limited to the paid version. On forums - everything is pro-bono (people using their spare time - to help or talk about x subject - cause it's not always useful information). Doesn't seem fair to have high expectations either (of free services - when normally we have to pay for every service in this world). That's like going to a food bank and complaining that they don't serve your favorite dish or even dislike it (and for that reason - you feel attacked by the service there) - while you afford to go to a restaurant where they serve that exact dish.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 SP 16 (or Windows 11 SP 2 or Sun Valley 2)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    CPU
    Intel & AMD
    Memory
    SO-DIMM SK Hynix 15.8 GB Dual-Channel DDR4-2666 (2 x 8 GB) 1329MHz (19-19-19-43)
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVidia RTX 2060 6GB Mobile GPU (TU106M)
    Sound Card
    Onbord Realtek ALC1220
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    1x Samsung PM981 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB / 1x Seagate Expansion ST1000LM035 1TB
Does anyone use McAfee on here?

I have subscribed to McAfee (McAfee LiveSafe) on my three HP computers. One of them (My mother's) has received the new updated version of the McAfee antivirus software which is: Version: 1.10.231 and the Release name: 16.0 R110.

Since that version was released and installed, when I run a quick scan in which I do every day to just make sure all is well, the scan takes forever. The recent version of McAfee was not like this. It completed quick scans or for any scan for that matter quickly. So, has anyone experienced this that uses McAfee?

Another issue I have is that Microsoft Edge on my HP Laptop & my mother's HP Desktop has been freezing up a lot here lately. I did check for updates for Microsoft Edge, and the Edge browsers were updated but that did not fix the issue with my Laptop in which has been happening for a while on it before the HP desktop had the problem. My HP All-in-One touchscreen desktop seems to be okay with Microsoft Edge for that matter.

Thank you for all of your help!

PS. Sorry, I haven't been on in a while. I haven't had any major issues with my computers or Windows 11 really. Thank you all for keeping me aboard!
McAfee is a waste of money. It's also a RAM hog as well. MS Defender does just as good, although I don't use it. . I use Malwarebytes, and I don't have antivirus running 100% of the time anyway. I know what not to click on. IF on the rare occasion I do get a virus, I don't mess with scanning. I just do a complete fresh install that way I know I got everything. . lol
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro x64 23H2 v22631.3737
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Built Myself in 2013
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 1800X 8-Core @ 3.60GHz
    Motherboard
    Asus Crosshair VI Hero
    Memory
    16GB G.Skill Trident Z RGB Series
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon RX 580 8GB GDDR5
    Sound Card
    On Board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 27" , PLANAR 22", eMachine 22"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 X 1080
    Hard Drives
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    ~ P34A60 512GB NVMe PCIe Gen3x4 M.2
    ~ 3TB WD Red HDD (extra storage)
    ~ SanDisk 250GB SSD
    ~ 2 X 1TB HDD
    ~~~~~~~~~~
    PSU
    Corsair RM850 Fully Modular (850watts)
    Case
    NZXT Phantom 630 CA-PH630-W1
    Cooling
    CORSAIR iCUE H100i RGB PRO XT
    Keyboard
    Logitech K860
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    752Mbps (Download) / 537Mbps (Upload)
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes
    Other Info
    *This is my Main Computer That I use*
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Asus
    CPU
    AMD A10-5700 APU @ 3.40Ghz
    Motherboard
    Asus CM1745
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics card(s)
    AMD Radeon R7 350x GDDR5 4 GB
    Sound Card
    On Board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dual Monitor Setup ONN 22" Monitors
    Screen Resolution
    1920 X 1080
    Hard Drives
    ~~~~~~~~
    250GB SSD

    500GB HDD
    ~~~~~~~~
    PSU
    350Watt PSU
    Cooling
    Air Cooling
    Mouse
    MX Master
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Ergonomic 4000
    Internet Speed
    752Mbps (Download) / 537Mbps (Upload)
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes
    Other Info
    *Computer for Weather Software*
You know, I came here for help. I did not come here for your hateful opinions. We have our own opinions to what we like. I like McAfee and I am staying with McAfee. Microsoft Defender, I used for about a week, and I never really liked it. Defender has had a lot of backlashes over the years. There is nothing wrong with McAfee. Stop criticizing me for asking for help. This forum used to be so kind, now, y'all are not kind at all. With this being said, I don't think I will be coming back here and yes, I have been a long-time member of this forum as well as its sister forums. Windows 7 Help Forums, Windows 8 Forums, Windows 10 Forums, and Windows 11 Forum. I am appalled at how you all reacted to this post.
Hi-
You might checkout Malwarebytes. I use both Malwarebytes and Defender together and I am very satisfied with the combined protection each offers. If you decide to Install Malwarebytes, make sure you carefully review the settings on both apps. I have used both Norton and McAfee in the past and both work well. However, I found that Malwarebytes and Defender working together give me the best bang for my buck and good protection for both of my Win 11 PC's. Good Luck.

GCG
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 (23H2) Home
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion 577B5AA#ABA
    CPU
    Core(TM) i5-12400T
    Motherboard
    HP 89E9
    Memory
    12.0 GB (11.7 GB usable)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel(R) UHD Graphics 730
    Sound Card
    DFX Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HO Generic PnP Monitor
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    SAMSUNG MZVLQ10HBLB00BH1 SSD 1TB
    PSU
    HP Std. for this product
    Case
    All-in-One
    Cooling
    Fan
    Keyboard
    HP Wireless / Bluetooth
    Mouse
    HP Wireless / Bluetooth
    Internet Speed
    Link speed (Receive/Transmit): 1000/1000 (Mbps)
    Browser
    Google Chrome; Edge
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes Pro / Windows Security
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP 15tegooo [HP Pavilion Laptop Intel I-7]
    CPU
    Intel I-7-1165G7
    Memory
    8 GB DDR4-3200 SDRAM
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel Iris Xe Graphics
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP HD micro edge, Bright View, 250 nits
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x768
    Hard Drives
    256 GB DD4-3200 SDRAM
    PSU
    HP
    Case
    Std HP Laptop
    Cooling
    Fan
    Keyboard
    std
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Security
Mac messes with TOR downloads. I use...
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro v22H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    MainGear
    CPU
    i74970K 4+GHz
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Z87 UD4H
    Memory
    Munchkin (Mushkin) 32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    PCI Express 3.0 x16: AMD Radeon R9 295X2
    Sound Card
    realtek and external DAC
    Monitor(s) Displays
    BENQ 3200 series 4k x2
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    6 samsung and WD 4.5 TB
    PSU
    1500 WATT workstation
    Case
    MAIN GEAR CUSTOM With windos
    Cooling
    Refrigerated normal operation temp 25C m fans quiet running @1.4k rpm
    Keyboard
    Deck Hassim Pro
    Mouse
    Razer basillisk ultimat wireless
    Internet Speed
    1gbs
    Browser
    brave
    Antivirus
    norton enterprise
I have used McAfee during the trail period on a new Laptop.
No problems at all, but you do have to configure it so as not to be intrusive, same as any AV.
That is likely to be the problem as it is a number of settings you have to look at, in conjunction with a number of linked Windows 11 settings.

On installing the new updated version some default settings may have changed or reset.
3 different machines are highly unlikely to have identical settings.

The sheer number of these settings means I cannot give a detailed reply in text, it would take forever.

After the trial I uninstalled it, however that was because I was not going to pay for extending the use.

The same principles apply to the Edge Web Browser, a lot of settings need looking at and maybe clearing caches and some Cookies, again this will vary on 3 machines.

I do see your point about 50+ odd, daft, largely irrelevant, and off topic replies, very common on message boards/forums.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
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