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Should I delete McAfee LiveSafe that came pre-installed ?

I recently bought an Acer laptop (I know it's not a pc, but I don't believe it's that relevant), and It came with McAfee LiveSafe pre-installed because of some sort of partnership between them, along with other Acer software. Now, i've never been much of a fan of "Antivirus" software because they have always caused my PCs to slow down. I thought i'd make an exception since it was already there, so I was actually thinking of buying a lifetime subscription because there was an insane discount on McAfee for new Acer laptops. As expected, McAfee started messing up with my files on the first week. It already botched up the wifi driver, messing with the ports, and then kept deleting the exe file of a game I installed on steam. I thought it was because I haven't updated the laptop since I bought it, which might or might not have fixed the wifi problem. I'm still reluctant on keeping it, but I bought this laptop for college, which means I'm going to be going on a lot of websites and downloading a lot of files.

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Re: Should I delete McAfee LiveSafe that came pre-installed ?

hello,

the software of McAfee is currently not taken system resources. on my own computers it is lighter than Windows own Defender Antivirus.

do i understand correct that you have not updated Windows10 on the new Acer laptop and updated McAfee aswell ?

this should be done first at all times. maybe this is causing the problems you currently experience.

i suggest to update Windows to the latest build and acitvate the trial version of McAfee and also update.

or do you have a new license bought that is now connected to the trial version or is it seperate active ?

if it is a seperate license and the trial version is not active anymore you could try a complete reinstall;

https://service.mcafee.com/webcenter/portal/oracle/webcenter/page/scopedMD/s55728c97_466d_4ddb_952d_...

folow step 1 and after complete do a reboot and follow with step 2

when complete do a new install to going to myaccount and download a fresh installer

you can find how to install at the end of the same document that is available above link

greetings

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Re: Should I delete McAfee LiveSafe that came pre-installed ?

hello,

i would like to ask if updating and reinstalling solved the problem perhaps ?

greetings

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