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Multiple processes

I am running Windows 8.1. I have Mcafee Total protection installed. I have notice that there is multiple instances of the following 2 processes running:

  • MCAFEE ENT and INSTRU EXE
  • MCAFEE

When I say multiple I means about a dozen of each. My system is extremely slow.

Is this normal

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Re: Multiple processes

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Cliff
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Re: Multiple processes

It's not uncommon for multiple instances of what appear to be similar processes showing up in Task Manager, although personally I see neither of the above.

It would vary from person to person depending on what modules are active.

A screenshot of that might be in order.

Or contact Technical Support as they can probably give you a more concrete answer.

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Re: Multiple processes

Here is an image of all of the processes McAfee is running. I also had slow downs. Picture

Re: Multiple processes

Here is an image of all of the processes McAfee is running. I also had slow downs. Picture

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Re: Multiple processes

I am also experiencing this. I have  high C.P.U. usage down to WMI Provider Host. There are lots of error associated with this which relate back via their Process IDs to MCAfee. I then noticed many instances of McAfee. particularly the ENT and INSTRU.exe I tried to run the Virtual Technician tool (from https://service.mcafee.com/webcenter/portal/cp?_afrLoop=2201295016209577#!%40%40%3F_afrLoop%3D220129... ) but the installation failed with an error

Virtual Technician

Microsoft JScript runtime error '800a01a8'

Object required /mvt/InstallerError.asp, line 118

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