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12-09-2002, 08:40 PM
Having installed the VirusScan V6 (won in the PC World draw!) my PentiumIII 600MHz 128RAM now takes >20 minutes to load Windows 98 2nd edition at startup(previously about 2 minutes), and is also crashing MS Office programs.

Any ideas why, and what to do about it (short of uninstalling VirusScan)? I'm reluctant to do the latter as I had the same problem with V3, which I could only clear completely by reformatting my hard disk.

Is the moral not to accept software from well-meaning strangers?

12-09-2002, 08:45 PM
I have used VirusScan for some time, on W95,98,ME,XP
Presently using it (v6.1) on W95 and XP, it has not affected the boot time at all.

Have you looked on McAfee site for clues?

Poppa John
12-09-2002, 09:03 PM
I use AVG on my XP & coincidentally it takes 23 minutes to do a full scan. This happens every evening at 8:00pm. Is it possible your m/c is doing a scan at startup & slowing things down? Is this possible Goddie??
Poppa John

Ps. I can still use the m/c for other things but it runs noticeably slower whilst scanning. P J

12-09-2002, 09:33 PM
G'day Ian, 20 mins is a heinous amount of time. Have a look at http://www.mcafeehelp.com/ and see an article titled "Windows appears to hang at startup".


12-09-2002, 09:41 PM
Try here www.mcafeehelp.com