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  1. #1

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    Aug 31, 2010
    McAfee Slows Mac Down
    I recently installed McAfee on my MacBook Pro. After realizing that it was slowing down my system, I uninstalled it, but my system is still not working as quickly as it was before. For example, it takes much longer for the computer to start up and turn off than it previously did.

    Any help on how to ameliorate this problem is much appreciated.

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    Oct 19, 2008
    2012 13" MBP (2.5 i5, 8GB)
    Did you uninstall it correctly (ie. did you use the uninstaller as opposed to simply dragging it to the Trash)?
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    Dec 20, 2006
    Lake Mary, Florida
    15" MBP, Core i7/2GHz, 8GB RAM, 480GB Crucial M500 SSD
    Not sure what this has to do with Community Suggestions or Feedback. Moving to the appropriate forum.
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    Aug 31, 2010

    I did indeed use the uninstaller to uninstall the program. But it still takes much longer to turn on and off the computer than previously.

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    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac i5 2.7GHz, 16GB memory, OS 10.11
    Go into System Preferences > Accounts > Log In Items and see if McAfee has placed anything there for starters. AV can be darned difficult software to remove, for example you might try thias:-

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    Oct 01, 2007
    27" iMac i7 (2011) 10.10, iPhone6, iPad Air 2, AppleTV2
    McAfee on any and every platform is one of the worst products I've ever dealt with.

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