Ok in another thread on this a user 4 days ago followed this advice of mine to uninstall McAfee and reinstall it
"Uninstall via windows Programs and features then run MCPR
Download the MCPR tool.
Reboot and follow the preparation steps for an install.
That said this gives the new 16.0.R6 version but we are surprised everything is working fine now. has any1 reinstalled clearing the old install with the removal tool and cleaning up prior to the install?
In that thread only 1 tried this any1 here interested
Ok, tried it today. Removed all potential s/w threads using the tools as given above, checked every possible issues and then reinstall the latest McAfee Total Protection as given in the procedure. Then rebooted the laptop and guess what : same issue as highlighted in this forum. McAfee running as high as 94%. Bad luck but it does not work on my Acer laptop. I then used my option of starting the laptop but login-in after ±20mn, and as before I am then able to use it as normal.
Mine ran fine for a few weeks after an uninstall-reinstall, but the problem returned again today... Might be a problem with McAfee interfering with the automatic Windows update...
I would say it is clashing but what with beats me that is why I asked for some of you to list the not normal programs you have installed to see if there is a common issue. Mine as I said is stable at 0%
I followed a link here from the CPU usage post. The Mcafee Management Service Host is hogging 95-99% of my Win 10 laptop in the last few days. Would love for it to be resolved!
Is McAfee working on this issue? I guess it might be a conflict with something like Adobe DC, but asking people to write in with a complete list of their installed apps is unlikely to generate reliable detail. I cannot believe that a company backed by Intel can produce software that is as buggy as this thing seems to be. The resource consumption is absolutely appalling, the requests for auto "cleaning" and updating a real pain, and these seem impossible to suppress. All I want is discrete security - ideally I don't even want to know it is there. This option does not seem to match up with the current corporate strategy...
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