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CharlesW
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      #6148333 - 10/20/13 12:25 PM

Im trying to track down a problem with my ASI120mm camera and I noticed something in task manager. My ISP provides free McAfee virus scanning apps so that's what I use. Part of that provides for constant scanning of files that I access to run other apps. But, that function is eating up 28 to 30% of my CPU on a quad core machine. Methinks I'll turn that off unless I'm interwebbing.

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The Mighty Mo
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Re: Resource hog new [Re: CharlesW]
      #6148412 - 10/20/13 01:07 PM

Yes McAfee is malware itself. Excellent free alternatives are Avast Antivirus or Microsoft Security Essentials/Windows Defender.

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rmollise
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Re: Resource hog new [Re: The Mighty Mo]
      #6148861 - 10/20/13 06:28 PM

Ditch it and find something else. I've been using Microsoft Security Essentials for years now with good results.

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Cliff Hipsher
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Re: Resource hog new [Re: CharlesW]
      #6149012 - 10/20/13 07:51 PM

Ditch McAfee and get either Avast or MS Security Essentials .

I run Avast on one box, and MSSE on my laptop. Both are very good products.

Stay away from Norton as well. It is known for using 100% CPU time for no apparent reason.


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okieav8r
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Re: Resource hog new [Re: rmollise]
      #6149136 - 10/21/13 12:05 AM

Quote:

Ditch it and find something else. I've been using Microsoft Security Essentials for years now with good results.




Same here. It's pretty much invisible, and it does a good job of keeping me safe.


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Tora
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Re: Resource hog new [Re: okieav8r]
      #6149591 - 10/21/13 10:27 AM

Quote:

Quote:

Ditch it and find something else. I've been using Microsoft Security Essentials for years now with good results.




Same here. It's pretty much invisible, and it does a good job of keeping me safe.




+1 on Security Essentials. IMHO it does as good of a job as any of the virus protection costing money.


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Raginar
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Re: Resource hog new [Re: Tora]
      #6149627 - 10/21/13 10:48 AM

Yup. Antivirus is a hog.

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psandelle
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Re: Resource hog new [Re: Raginar]
      #6149652 - 10/21/13 11:03 AM

Another +1 for Avast...but I always turn my antivirus software off unless I'm going online. I keep my laptop very simple, with nothing but astro software and one browser (for updating drivers), and stay off-line as much as possible. The less possible problems the better.

Paul


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joseph07081
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Re: Resource hog new [Re: rmollise]
      #6150240 - 10/21/13 05:07 PM

Quote:

Ditch it and find something else. I've been using Microsoft Security Essentials for years now with good results.




+1


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obin robinson
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Re: Resource hog new [Re: rmollise]
      #6153176 - 10/23/13 08:48 AM

Quote:

Ditch it and find something else. I've been using Microsoft Security Essentials for years now with good results.




Same here. No problems at all.

obin


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CharlesW
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Re: Resource hog new [Re: obin robinson]
      #6158389 - 10/25/13 10:55 PM

I deleted McAfee and activated Win 8 Defender. Almost zero processor load now. Thanks very much to all.

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jedimasterk
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Re: Resource hog new [Re: CharlesW]
      #6226006 - 11/30/13 09:57 PM

Agree with Avast or MS Security Essentials. I use Avast, Malwarebytes, and Commodo Firewall. Only three I need and they are all free. Well I did pay for Malwarebytes Pro. But it was worth getting real time protection.

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Mogster
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Re: Resource hog new [Re: jedimasterk]
      #6226977 - 12/01/13 12:42 PM

After a nasty ransom ware virus incident I've moved from Eset NOD32 to Bit Defender. BD seems very impressive.

You can't be too careful these days unfortunately.


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jedimasterk
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Re: Resource hog new [Re: Mogster]
      #6228032 - 12/01/13 09:48 PM

http://www.neowin.net/news/antiransomware-tool-20-build-9

Amazing how us Windows users now need to install another app just to get rid of ransomware. Glad I'm dual booting Win and Linux.


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Re: Resource hog new [Re: jedimasterk]
      #6234673 - 12/05/13 05:16 AM

MS Security Essentials have upped their game lately. I switched to it and have no issues. Previously used AVG Free for years. It's now all bloated and demanding for pro upgrade too much. Their corporate package is nice though. Good licensing for low cost for Enterprise version.

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panhard
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Re: Resource hog new [Re: Vondragonnoggin]
      #6235149 - 12/05/13 11:04 AM

I agree about Norton being a real hog.

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