I now have this problem as welll. It started after I rebooted (from off not sleep). System details are:
McAfee Total Protection
last update 21/11/2017
Engine version 3211.0
Windows 10 Home
CPU usage is over 80 and usually around 90%, due to McAfee Management Service:
I am uninstalling and reinstalling McAfee and will re-post once I have seen if that works.
The last one before a New Year, therefore I wish you here all the best for 2018 and above all a good health and prosperity.
Now, refering to the low CPU and Ram, I must record that they did not change between the two versions of Windows and prior that, I had no problem like I do experience now,
Reinstall appears to have worked for me - no idea why. Just another notch under the "must find alternative to mcafee" account...
I would say this is a problem. I ran full antivirus overnight and no issues. I didn't buy my computer to have it only able to run antivirus software.
Now, if my math is correct McAfee is taking 91.5 percent of my cpu. At least with the IRS, they only take up to 35 percent.
Now at 92.3 percent of my cpu available. This is with no scans running or other things going on with McAfee. Doesn't seem correct.
I find it extremely strange, the two McAfee entries are continually updating and staying at 90+ percent as they change. Something is definitely happening here. How can I upload a log before my data plan prevents it?
Logs are handled by support Selvan is the tech looking into this issue. I wish I could see this that way I could get the logs off to support the same day. Oh logs are gathered using specific programs Mcafee support have.
I hope the new year gives you more joy that the end of this 1.
I removed and reinstalled McAfee LiveSafe and web browser security, rebooted and cpu usage was down to around 20 percent total. I then reinstalled McAfee and the cpu usage is seldom above 50 percent and fluctuates lower for all processes running on my machine while a antivirus scan is in process. Appears there is a problem with McAfee which causes it to hog resources. I update mine almost daily manually. Apparently the fix is to either remove/reinstall McAfee or switch to another product where the support is better?
I did not even see this before I reinstalled to fix another issue. So far 20 posters here and minimal calls to support so low priority I would say though if they got full logs when this issue happening the developers should see what is the cause and fix it in the next upgrade one would hope. Xmas new year shutdown a problem so here is hoping for the new year.
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