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Changed some things on BIOS to remove McAfee virus protection program because the computer was running slow. Now even my internet program (Mozilla Firefox) will not even download updates. I am not sure what I removed to be honest. Any ideas?

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A slow running computer can be fixed by:

-- cleaning system junk
-- optimizing computer services
-- repairing registry
-- defraging registry
-- clearing browsers junk

do these things with some secure tool such as Intel Software Partner Reginout.

Anyway, what are those things you have changed w.r.t BIOS? Make sure that you have removed McAfee completely through control panel.

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I was asking this same question yesterday but no one could help me. today is the last day to extend my subscription by another 6 months for only $9.99. I was told that my mcafee internet security expi


Hi Donna,
If customer service was unable to help I doubt the $9.99 extension was available. McAfee has been in my experience a resource hog.
You have other options to keep your machine safe and clean.
Plus Zero dollars to fork over.
I use others but these three very good:
1. Malwarebytes:
Free Anti Malware Internet Security Software

2. SuperAntispy:
SUPERAntiSpyware Remove Malware Remove Spyware AntiMalware AntiSpyware...

Last but probably the best in first line defense:
3. Winpatrol:
WinPatrol Ruiware LLC

Winpatrol runs in the system tray and the little terrier barks whenever something tries to edit the registry. You would be surprised which websites right after you leave attempt to add their junk/spyware. This program gives you back the power to just say no! The other two I run once a month more if you like.
Just do not run two virus programs at the same time.
Your system will slow to a crawl.

Others you can try:
Eset Node32: (Free trial) probably the best out there.
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AVG I have not run this in a long time.:
AVG AntiVirus FREE Free Antivirus Malware Protection

Good luck and hope this helps!

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Restore to factory condition


If you can get into the computer and onto the internet at all, download Combofix here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/combofix/

And run it. Do not reboot your computer while it is running, be sure to let it complete, this usually fixes virus issues in minutes.

Jul 14, 2014 | Computers & Internet

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How has mcafee let vires that has totaly wreck my computer, and as i pay sky for mcafee my contract is with sky and not mcafee i have sent three emails and not had a reply yet


There is no such thing as a perfect anti-virus program. The very best of them will only catch about 92--95% of potential viruses that they scan. And if you happen to click on the wrong thing or go to the wrong web page that is all ti takes to get an infection.

Mcafee is actually a pretty good antivirus program. If it is updated with the latest virus signatures it should be able to catch and kill most viruses other than the very latest new ones. Those new ones if they are differant may not be recognized as a virus until the next update.

Until you hear from Sky? I would sugest you update mcaffee and run a boot scan if your version has that option. Make sure it is set to scan all files and archives. That should help if not clean out the virus.

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Very very slow to do anything


Sounds to me, you might be infected. Be sure and Back-up everything, before you can't do anything. Here is some good information for you.

Go to www.trendmicro.com, and do the free scan Trend Micro's House Call virus, spyware and malware scanner and cleaner.
http://housecall.trendmicro.com
If you have anything, remove them.

Download Spybot Search & Destroy. Restart computer, then run Spybot to see what spyware comes up.

FYI---Virus Protection-- 2 programs of virus protection will conflict with each other and will actually cancel out the protection. .

Running Spybot Search & Destroy with EITHER Avast or Avg (great Free virus protection programs ) will keep a computer in good working condition. FREE

Somthing new FROM MICROSOFT. Security Essentials
http://www.microsoft.com

Spybot - Search & Destroy 1.5.2 FREE Spyware Program
http://www.download.com/Spybot-Search-De…

Avast FREE Anti-Virus Protection
http://www.avast.com/eng/home-registrati…
AVG FREE-Anti-Virus Protection
http://www.freeavg.com

Ccleaner FREE
http://www.download.com/3120-20_4.html?q…

Malware FREE
http://www.malwarebytes.org/


$
http://www.kaspersky.com

There are alot of $ anti-virus and Internet security programs out there,
ie: Norton, McAfee, Panda, Bitdefender. If you would like to pay $
then get Kaspersky-- 2009-2010 , I feel that is the best for your money.

REMEMBER TO KEEP UP THE DAILY MAINTENANCE ON ALL OF YOUR COMPUTERS.!

Hope this helps.

Good Luck

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One of the first things to do is download a program called "Malware Bytes" (Google it). Install and run the scanner/cleaner to wipe any nasties off of the machine. You may find that after running this program many of the woes you've described magically go away (especially the slow operation)...

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I need help.my computer is aving trojan virus.which antivirus software remove virus?


AVG free edition should do the trick, but the safest way to get rid of a virus is reformatting your hard drive.

free.avg.com

Dec 29, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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Computer running very slow


win xp required more then 256 mb ram
mcafee antivirus make system slow,
it take more ram
so u remove antivirus & also
go to run give msconfig
then remove start up items.
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avast anti-virus is better it's do not make slower & also norton.

Mar 16, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Please completley remove the norton security from my computer...trying to run something comcst says you need to do something to rmove it...please do asap ...thank you


Go into Control Panel, then Add/Remove Programs. Wait for the list of all programs to load up.

Go down through the list and look for Norton Internet Security. Remove it. It will take a very long time, sometimes 1/2 hour or more depending on speed of computer. Reboot the computer after it has been removed, especially if/when it asks you to reboot after the process.

After rebooting, go back into Control Panel, Add/Remove Programs. Look for Symantec or Norton's Live Update, remove that as well. Also remove any other Symantec/Norton Anti-Virus or Internet Security programs as well. Then reboot the computer again.

Your computer should be much, much faster now. So now you need a new Anti-Virus program...

I've found in my experience that Norton and McAfee do more damage to some computers than good, besides the fact that they are severely over-priced. I would NEVER install either Norton (Symantec) or McAfee on anyone's computer. Matter of fact, I just had to remove Norton 2008 from a lady's computer today, an old Dell 2400 because her system was too old and slow to run new Norton.

My suggestions for much better anti-virus would be...

- Kaspersky Anti-Virus (search for it on Google, etc)

- Trend Micro PC-Cillin Anti-Virus (search for it on Google, etc)

- AVG Free Anti-Virus at http://free.grisoft.com, they also have more elaborate versions with more protection for a cost.

I personally use AVG on my computers, and my family does as well. It's very effective and gets out viruses that even Norton cannot remove.

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