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I have Mcfee Virus scan. Now when I'm playing games I disable it in the taskbar. The thing is that even if I disable it, task manager shows Mcshield running and taking up about 21000k. When I try to close this in the task manager, windows hangs. I went into options and set it so doesn't start automatically at startup but mcshield is still running at 5000k along with like 4 other mcsomething processes when I boot up. I can close the others, but mcshield takes a long time to terminate like 15-20 minutes from the time I click terminate. If I say I dont want it to start at startup, then I don't want any part of it running.

Plus if I enable it because say I'm downloading something, it will go back to 21000k and I can't close it.

I went into msconfig and turned off all the mcsomethings at startup, but that didn't do anything.

Norton internet security came with my motherboard so should I just uninstall this and use norton?
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First of all, I hate both norton and mcafee for being the biggest resource hogs.

All I have to say is uninstall mcafee and get AVG it takes up WAY less resources and picks up as many viruses/worms as the big guys do:

http://www.grisoft.com/doc/289/lng/us/tpl/tpl01

And if you have a router you really don't need your antivirus stuff running in the background; it's pretty hard to break your router's hardware firewall trust me. Just use avg for periodic overnight virus scans like i do.
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Just uninstall it. In my opinion, you are better off having viruses than mcafee. Or even better would be to uninstall it and get a decent free scanner like AVG or avast!.
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Ok thanks. I unistalled Mcfee and got the AVG. It uses up less then half resources then the Mcfee.
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