CPU is showing high usage on Task Manager

  johnpalmer 12:05 02 Feb 14
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I am running XP on old Dell PC with Pentium 4 3.00GHz CPU. My task manager often shows 100% CPU usage and my screen freezes a lot. Almost always my McAfee Antivirus (BT Net Protect Plus) is responsible for showing at least 50% up to 80% of total CPU capacity. I regularly run Winaso Reg Cleaner, Malwarebytes, CCleaner etc to try to keep my computer clutter and bug free. Is McAfee typically a high CPU usage user, and would anyone recommend using an alternative Antivirus.

Thanks in advance for any advice.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 14:05 02 Feb 14

Does sound like it may be scanning in the background

I gave up on Mcafee a long while ago and recent reviews rate it poorly Would be tempted to uninstall and replace with free Avast.

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