Originally Posted by LaserJock McAfee is a total resource HOG and it SUCKS
and has for a very long time - same for Symantec being a resource hog [after the great Norton years before Sym. started really messing around with it].
I'm sure allot of OCN'ers realize why McAfee aka McA-CRAPPY and Symantec (possibly Kaspersky but I have no experience with it] offer their product for free with rebate???????? Go Figure!!! and then suck up renewal $$s from the misinformed.
It took me 3 years to convince my bro-in-law and two nephews to stop using those bloated, resource hogs. After having to hack McA-crappy off of their PCs and NBs, they are running ~tip-top with MSE.
I used Norton for DOS, Win 3.11 for several years before Symantec proceeded over the years to bloat it out of sight. I used AVG for several years and they bloated up, then went to AnitiVir, which was decent, then to Avast, which was a bit better when I had prolonged challenges syncing updates with AntiVir.
Lastly and currently: MSE RULES
along with Malware Bytes and a bit of Spy Bot -S&D from time to time
MS has gotten it right this time or at least for now.
Note: Only thing I don't like about MSE is that only way to update the program (not just definitions) is by using IE or merely do it with MS Update.
OK, I'm off my soap box, but bloatware and resource hogs are total crap and force my somewhat experienced opinion.MSE RULES!