CPU is showing high usage on Task Manager

  johnpalmer 12:05 02 Feb 2014

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 2014

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.

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

WPA2 hack: How secure is your Wi-Fi?

Microsoft Surface Book 2 hands-on review – bigger and 5x faster

Best kids apps for iPhone & iPad

Que faire si son iPhone ou iPad est tombé dans de l'eau ?