Antivirus & Anti-spyware

If you suspect you have a virus, your machine is misbehaving, or is generally slow, make sure you do the following. Updating these software packages, and thoroughly scanning your machine regularly, will ensure best possible and trouble-free performance.

Please note: You must not have two antivirus programs installed at the same time. This will make your machine so slow that it will be practically unusable. If you end up in this state, do the following:

  • Restart the machine in safe mode by pressing F8 before Windows starts
  • uninstall one of the antivirus software

If this doesn’t work (it sometimes doesn’t in safe mode):

  • click start and type services.msc to open the services dialogue
  • locate the two McAfee services, stop them, and select manual start
  • reboot the machine to see if that has solved the problem

Antivirus/Spyware tools