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The_Eagle_007
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Message 1 of 6

McAfee CPU usage spike

Many users have posted about this but this CPU usage spike is unbearable. Is there any solution for it ? Even when the system is idle my CPU spikes up the resources and I can hear the sound of fans and the whole system gets heated up. 

McAfee is acting like the same as a cryptominer would. 

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marcoagpinto
Contributor II
Message 2 of 6

Re: McAfee CPU usage spike

Since last night that it is happening to me too…

In the past, my total CPU load was about 5% or so, and now it is almost 20%.

Windows 11 23H2, i7-9th gen, 6-core, 32 GB RAM.

 

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Is there a fix planned?

 

Thanks!

The_Eagle_007
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Message 3 of 6

Re: McAfee CPU usage spike

Mine is 70 to 75% cpu usage spike and I can hear the fans as if a PC game is running or a cryptominer. Its just can't be tolerated any more.

marcoagpinto
Contributor II
Message 4 of 6

Re: McAfee CPU usage spike

Heya,

 

A few hours after my post, the issue was resolved.

 

I looked at the version number of my McAfee, and it had an update in that day.

 

Maybe they did some sort of quick fix.

The_Eagle_007
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Message 5 of 6

Re: McAfee CPU usage spike

Please tell me your McAfee's version number ? If possible exact one and also its R113 or higher ?

marcoagpinto
Contributor II
Message 6 of 6

Re: McAfee CPU usage spike

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