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mcafee constantly downloading updates

okanet
Newbie
Posts: 1
Registered: 18-07-2011

mcafee constantly downloading updates

My broadband seems constantly slow as McAfee seems to download updates for at least half an hour every time I am online - about twice a week.  Have had to turn off updates just so I can access the internet! 
Are others having this problem?
3 REPLIES
hmarshy
Grafter
Posts: 135
Registered: 09-08-2010

Re: mcafee constantly downloading updates

Hi
I have McAfee and it is updated just about every time I switch my laptop on, but it doesn't prevent me from doing anything.
I am annoyed by the continuous updates from Microsoft and Mozilla. I seem to spend more time getting updates that actually doing anything. Last night my xbox took a 100MB update. I switched it on to play a game, not watch a download progress bar!!! It was a little less painful for me though because I have FTTP broadband. Phew!
Cheers
Howard
Plusnet Alumni (retired) orbrey
Plusnet Alumni (retired)
Posts: 10,540
Registered: 18-07-2007

Re: mcafee constantly downloading updates

Hi there,
@okanet - Do you notice if it's the same update failing each time? Virus updates are usually incremental so once a big update is done each following should not be as large, so it might be better to go online and let it complete as it shouldn't take so long next time that way.
rongtw
Seasoned Hero
Posts: 6,462
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Registered: 01-12-2010

Re: mcafee constantly downloading updates

you could always remove  Angry   Mcafee  Angry and try another free AV theres plenty to choose from  Huh
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