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rpschultz9

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I was told my computer may be running slow because I have three antivirus programs running. I have Windows 10 - which apparently has it's own antivirus software, McaFee, and Malwarebytes. Is that true? Is my computer probably running slower because I have too many antivirus programs running?  IF so which of the tree is better? I seem to get more notices about potential problems from the Malwarebytes software than McaFee and one from Windows 10


Edited by rpschultz9, 05 November 2017 - 11:23 AM.

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Win 10 comes with Windows Defender which is really a renamed version of Microsoft Security Essentials.  Normally when you install a 2nd anti-virus the new one will prevent Windows Defender from running.  MBAM (the free version isn't really an anti-virus and it doesn't normally conflict with your anti-virus.  That being said, McAfee is a piece of junk and may slow your PC down.  You can't just uninstall it.  You need to get their McAfee Consumer Product Removal tool (MCPR) to get rid of it.  https://service.mcafee.com/webcenter/portal/cp/home/articleview;jsessionid=HJuZpekW0wDjt1E1lNUXm86L041Lb7-WhFxLEq9K54VW4Yfo_jar!897861006!-562850338?articleId=TS101331&_afrLoop=645665182998016#!%40%40%3F_afrLoop%3D645665182998016%26articleId%3DTS101331%26centerWidth%3D100%2525%26leftWidth%3D0%2525%26rightWidth%3D0%2525%26showFooter%3Dfalse%26showHeader%3Dfalse%26_adf.ctrl-state%3D5w42iqqyv_4 

 

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Let's see if your PC is slow:

 

Get Process Explorer

http://live.sysinter...com/procexp.exe
Save it to your desktop then run it (Vista or Win7+ - right click and Run As Administrator).  

View, Select Column, check Verified Signer, OK
Options, Verify Image Signatures


Click twice on the CPU column header  to sort things by CPU usage with the big hitters at the top.  

Wait a full minute then:

File, Save As, Save.  Note the file name.   Open the file  on your desktop and copy and paste the text to a reply.
 


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