Introduction

Windows 10 has windows defender built in for free. it has improved much since windows 7 and is just as good as most anti-virus programs.

For this guide, I chose to install McAfee antivirus as the program. This came pre-installed on my laptop. Most likely, McAfee paid to have it installed.
  • For this guide, I chose to install McAfee antivirus as the program. This came pre-installed on my laptop. Most likely, McAfee paid to have it installed.

  • McAfee is using all my System Resources. This is impacting system performance.

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Press and hold the Windows Key and R. Then type in appwiz.cpl
  • Press and hold the Windows Key and R. Then type in appwiz.cpl

  • Click OK

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  • McAfee will tell you in prevented something. This is normal and should be ignored. In my case, I was told it prevented identity theft and protected one password. This is made to scare you into keeping McAfee.

  • Uninstall any bloated programs. And, while your at it uninstall any unneeded software. In my case these are McAfee programs.

  • Hit Uninstall/Change. The un-install process should start shortly.

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  • A pop up may tell you it was uninstalled.

    • You should restart after un-installing programs so files can be properly flushed from the system. this goes for almost all programs.

  • Make sure you stop all active subscriptions. as you do not want to keep paying even without using the software. Trials are usually also called 30 day subscriptions. which this was the case.

  • Windows Defender should automatically start protecting your device, it will scan once turned on and requires minimal interactions. And its free!

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Conclusion

Part 2 will eventually come out. also, make sure to mark

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Owe owe will this speed my dell up?!

Padraic Hoselton - Reply

Oh never mind. Ya windows defender is great. So far it’s got one virus off my PC.

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Part 2?……

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at some point

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