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Yikes, lot going on there. Really don't know why people still using things like McAffee, Windows Defender is good enough these days. Perhaps reinstall or reset Windows. IF these errors are due to file corruptions COULD be your hard drive is failing as well. 

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Everything seems to be back to normal.  The nearest I can determine is that McAfee was using up nearly 100% of the resources during its update.  My main computer was off of the Internet for four days because a CenturyLink employee has a problem with comprehension.  I finally decided to cancel my landline because I use my cellphone for everything, but the moron decided to turn off the Internet as well.  By the time the Internet was reactivated, McAfee did a huge update.  It was stuck at 0% for quite a while and it took a some tweaking to force it to finally unpack & install everything.  I'll probably let McAfee expire in January of 2023 and then remove it from my computer.

I tested all my drives and everything checked out A-OK.  I have more than enough RAM (32GB) and storage capacity (shown below), so it was really irritating.

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I also increased the paging size so this should not happen again.

 

 

 

 

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Phew!  I'm glad a simple reboot was all it needed. 

As someone that works in the computer security field, I think it's critical to keep a good virus scanner active on all your computers (PC and MAC) given current world events.  McAfee is a good one, and hopefully this one issue that probably wasn't their fault won't sour you.  If it happens more than once, I wouldn't blame you for dumping them.

There are several really good scanning suites, both paid and free.  Use whichever you feel comfortable with and check out professional reviews on-line (PCMag and Consumer Reports are good resources for reviews).

 

 

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I've not used McAfee in many years. My wife and I are dedicated lifetime account holders using Malware Bytes pro on each of our PCs. It isn't very resource intensive and seems to do a good job. 

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Holy crap that is a lot of storage?! I only have about 4TB total in my PC spread out between 5 drives and only 4TB in my NAS. I'm only using about 50% of the storage space on any of my storage and try to keep it that way.

 

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3 hours ago, CrossBow said:

I've not used McAfee in many years. My wife and I are dedicated lifetime account holders using Malware Bytes pro on each of our PCs. It isn't very resource intensive and seems to do a good job. 

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Holy crap that is a lot of storage?! I only have about 4TB total in my PC spread out between 5 drives and only 4TB in my NAS. I'm only using about 50% of the storage space on any of my storage and try to keep it that way.

 

When the date gets closer, I'll check for other options.  I'm sure something good is out there for less than $80.00 a year.

Yeah, I don't have a NAS.  Currently I swap two 8TB hard drives back and forth from my PC to my RPi4 running KODI, that way if one of the hard drives fails I can buy a replacement unit and copy everything over without losing anything.  I really should investigate NAS solutions one of these days, but I've spent so much money on radios in the past couple of months that I should start showing a little restraint.  

Do they have a SIMPLE TO INSTALL & RUN NAS that could simply plug into the back of my router?  The drives I use for media << HERE >> have really come down in price and are probably cheaper than a NAS setup though.

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I use BitDefender for online security and antivirus.  It works well, it is not a resources hog, and it is user friendly.  I gave a try after seeing a review for it on PC Magazine and it was highly rated then and it is still highly rated now.  McAfee is a resource hog. I stay away from it. 

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2 hours ago, - Ω - said:

Do they have a SIMPLE TO INSTALL & RUN NAS that could simply plug into the back of my router?  The drives I use for media << HERE >> have really come down in price and are probably cheaper than a NAS setup though.

Well, I've been VERY happy with the NAS solution I went with I just wish I could have afforded to have more storage and to use SSDs vs spinners but I just couldn't swing that. However, the NAS I've got did require more configuration and setup than what it replaced.

So to answer your question, I would look at Western Digital's MyCloud offerings or whatever they call it these days. That is what I was using but it was only a 3TB model and it was sealed so the drive couldn't be upgraded. They make models with removable drives. The MyCloud I had was very easy to setup as I pretty much just had to plug it into my network and setup a few things using its built in HTML setup page. Similar to a router... But I had to upgrade because my model was very old and WD was no longer going to allow it to provide internet cloud connection so I upgraded to the Synology setup I'm running now.

 

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