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Should i stay with Mcafee Anti-virus or switch to a better Anti-virus?

I'm using mcafee because I got a free two year subscription and I thought I might as well stay with it. However, recently my computer's been acting a little funny, so I was worried. Also, if i get a new Anti-virus, must I uninstall mcafee first and leave my computer unsafe, then install the New Anti-virus? What are the steps to keep your computer clean? Any Help is appreciated, thanks for reading.

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Re: Should i stay with Mcafee Anti-virus or switch to a better Anti-virus?

Hi @eden2,

We apologize for the inconvenience. 

There may be multiple reason for the device to act unexpectedly. Below are few reasons mentioned.

  • Running out of RAM (Random Access Memory)
  • Running out of disk drive space (HDD or SSD)
  • Old or fragmented hard drive.
  • Too many background programs.
  • Too many startup programs.
  • Falling behind on system OS updates or driver updates.
  • Malware or viruses.

To check if your computer could be infected with malwares or viruses, you can run a scan with McAfee.

If you would like to switch to another AV, then it is recommended to remove the previous one as it might make your device very slow.

For removing McAfee you may follow the steps mentioned in the below McAfee article
How to remove McAfee products

You may also reach our support for any additional help related to McAfee
McAfee Support

If this information was helpful in any way or answered your question, please mark it as the accepted solution and give Kudos if appropriate.


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