Frustration with all things Windows

  rewardinheaven 14:48 29 May 2015

Does anyone else suffer as I do with Win 8(.1 I think). Among problems: - very very slow - constant roaring noise from the fan (HP laptop) - McAffee software repeatedly tells me I am not protected. If I use the 'fix' button I just get a website offering to sell me something I have already paid for -McA also tells me the virus protection/real time scan is disabled. Sometimes there is an option to switch it on. If I use this it immediately switches off again. - CCleaner, which I have to use several times a day to try to speed it up always finds IE files to delete. I hate IE and never ever use it - when I move the cursor to the side to try to get at the functions like Settings I sometimes have to do it fifty times before it reacts - I disconnected from my router because of some of the above and now I can't reconnect. Network centre is no help.

  • my blood pressure is going up and my wife (I stupidly bought her the PC and treated myself to a Mac) is very unhappy.

Someone, somewhere please help!

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:08 29 May 2015

There is nothing wrong with windows 8.1

what make and model of laptop? how long have you had it.

Its probably full of "crapware" that's pre-installed on most machines nowadays.

McAfee was probably loaded as a trial? I would uninstall it and use Avast free instead.

  robin_x 15:50 29 May 2015

Might be worth Windows Refresh or Reset in the first instance

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