What McAfee Services Can I Safely Disable?

tfitch11

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Hello everyone,

I am finding that my antivirus McAfee (which I only use because it is free through my work) takes up a TON of memory and bogs my system down. I am trying to determine which services I can and cannot safely disable. Here is a screenshot of them. Thank you!

 

Mankar Kameran

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I agree with USAFRet. My work uses McAfee and it has gotten so bad recently. A few of our work computers got viruses even with it running, so I wouldn't use it even if it was free.
 

tfitch11

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I downloaded this after a clean install on a SSD; how do I stop the notification from popping up?
 

USAFRet

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Create an account, and log in.
 

tfitch11

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Unfortunately it turned out even worse than McAfee.. Had some sort of conflict with a config file and caused a Service Host Process to take up about 60% of my CPU.. Uninstalled it and CPU is back down to normal. Any other suggestions?
 

USAFRet

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Interesting. I have that running right now, and do NOT see that behavior.
 

tfitch11

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Yeah I did a clean install of Win10 Home x64 on a new SSD and BitDefender was one of the first programs I installed; immediately shot up my SvsHost to around 50-60 even higher sometimes and when I uninstalled it it went back down. :\
 

USAFRet

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Maybe it was doing an initial update, and initial scan of the PC?
Right now, my BitDefender is using 0% CPU (rises to ~3% monentarily), and 248MB RAM.
 
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