McAfee downloads locking up PC

  smy13 09:42 25 Jan 05

Has anyone come across this before. My wife loves playing spider solitaire, if my MacAfee security suite starts downloading whilst she's playing everything starts running slow and my mouse becomes very hard to control. The only way I can get things back to normal is to reboot. This is when I find out it's MacAfee that’s the problem as it immediately starts to download updates. I’m on broadband use firefox as my browser, running XP home with a 2.5ghz processor and 512Mb ram. any help would be gratefully received, as she’s doing my head in.

  johnnyrocker 09:54 25 Jan 05

sounds like a memory prob but unlikely in view 512 mem might there be some spyware hogging memory/cpu useage, what anti spyware do you have on board?


  smy13 17:16 25 Jan 05

Spyboy S&D, a2, and MS's new beta version software all of which are giving me a clean bill of health

  johnnyrocker 17:50 25 Jan 05

have you looked in task manager and checked under processes running to see what is hogging the most useage?


  smy13 18:06 25 Jan 05

Tried to, but when this is happening I can't open task manager. I've left it for over an hour to see it it opens but to no avail

  igk 21:48 25 Jan 05

Similar thread here:
click here
if it helps.

  smy13 22:34 25 Jan 05

I've posted a reply on the thread you suggested, just to see if chiquita has got anywhere as it sound pretty much like the same issue .

  johnnyrocker 23:25 25 Jan 05

def sounds like a virus of some kind.


  igk 00:27 06 Feb 05

smy13, Check back the link in my previous if you hav'nt done already,chiquita is a happy bunny now.

  smy13 16:54 06 Feb 05


Cheers i've done the same not the perfect answer but solved the problem

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