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  1. #61


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    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    Looking at the screen shot, You have McAfee running and in your spec, you have Avast running. I am not sure that's a good idea. Having more than one Anti Virus running also causing conflict and unpredictable behaviour.
    McAfee is one piece of software that I would never install in my PC. Having helped some people in this forum with BSOD, strange behaviour was caused by McAfee.

    Did you disable AVAST as suggested above ?
    Should I remove/uninstall McAfee? And yes, I disabled avast.

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  2. #62


    San Jose - California
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    This problem could have been resolved had I been sitting in front of your PC. Having multiple Anti Virus running in your PC is asking for trouble. The only protection for your PC is yourself. Just watch where you surf when browsing the internet, don't open email from unknown senders etc... The Anti Virus software is only good when the list of viruses, Malwares is in their definition database. Unfortunately, Viruses, Malwares are being created every single minute and they are not always up to date.

    I would strongly suggest that you uninstall McAfee, Avast altogether. Just use Windows Defender and also download a free version:
    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware - Protect, Detect & Remove Malware From Your PC and run it every 2, 3 days as needed.

    To completely uninstall the Anti Virus software, you need to run their special uninstallers:
    For McAfee: How to uninstall or reinstall supported McAfee products using the Consumer Products Removal tool (MCPR)
    For Avast: avast! Uninstall Utility | Download aswClear for avast! Removal
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  3. #63


    Posts : 44
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Single Language 64-bit 9600 Multiprocessor Free


    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    This problem could have been resolved had I been sitting in front of your PC. Having multiple Anti Virus running in your PC is asking for trouble. The only protection for your PC is yourself. Just watch where you surf when browsing the internet, don't open email from unknown senders etc... The Anti Virus software is only good when the list of viruses, Malwares is in their definition database. Unfortunately, Viruses, Malwares are being created every single minute and they are not always up to date.

    I would strongly suggest that you uninstall McAfee, Avast altogether. Just use Windows Defender and also download a free version:
    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware - Protect, Detect & Remove Malware From Your PC and run it every 2, 3 days as needed.

    To completely uninstall the Anti Virus software, you need to run their special uninstallers:
    For McAfee: How to uninstall or reinstall supported McAfee products using the Consumer Products Removal tool (MCPR)
    For Avast: avast! Uninstall Utility | Download aswClear for avast! Removal
    Okay. I will do this now. Btw, I noticed that I have two video card. What is that all about?
    Last edited by Mondy; 20 Oct 2014 at 04:11.
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  4. #64


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    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Single Language 64-bit 9600 Multiprocessor Free


    Btw, can I just uninstall McAfee and Avast through control panel or by using revo uninstaller?

    EDIT: I'm gonna uninstall avast now using the instructions above. And about McAfee, I'm little bit confused about their instruction on how to uninstall their product.
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  5. #65


    San Jose - California
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    No, you have to use their software to uninstall them. In addition, after you have your PC up and running smoothly, use: Macrium Reflect Free To make a complete backup image of your Windows to an external disk drive in case your PC becomes unbootable (Hard disk failure, corrupted System files etc...), Virus Infection, etc... in which case, you just restore the image and your PC would be back running in no time.

    EDIT: For McCafee uninstaller, use this link instead: Download McAfee Consumer Product Removal Tool - MajorGeeks
    After downloading, just double click to run the uninstaller.
    Last edited by topgundcp; 20 Oct 2014 at 04:04.
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  6. #66


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    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Single Language 64-bit 9600 Multiprocessor Free


    UPDATE: I'm done uninstalling both McAfee and Avast. What's next?

    Btw, how about?

    Okay. I will do this now. Btw, I noticed that I have two video card. What is that all about?
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  7. #67


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    P.S I'm gonna try this Welcome Macrium Reflect Free users after I bought an External Hard Drive. Thanks for the tip! =)
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  8. #68


    San Jose - California
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mondy View Post
    UPDATE: I'm done uninstalling both McAfee and Avast. What's next?

    Btw, how about?

    Okay. I will do this now. Btw, I noticed that I have two video card. What is that all about?
    Don't know about this. But my guess is one for the Laptop screen and the other is for external Monitor via HDMI.

    BTW, How's the Laptop running now, improving ???
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  9. #69


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    Don't know about this. But my guess is one for the Laptop screen and the other is for external Monitor via HDMI.

    BTW, How's the Laptop running now, improving ???
    That's what I thought, too. I wanna go for AMD as my main card because I'm not familiar with Intel(R) HD Graphics Family. For gaming purposes, tho.

    And the laptop? Absolutely! The problem is gone! I hope it doesn't come back. I wonder what fixes it, tho. =))) Thank you for your help! Thank you so much! Cheers, mate! )

    One more thing, I have a problem with my lock screen. Why is that every time I on my laptop the lock screen is different. But if I'm just going to restart it, the lock screen is correct. (Own Picture)
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  10. #70


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    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Single Language 64-bit 9600 Multiprocessor Free


    UPDATE: Currently updating my Windows Defender and gonna go for a scan after. + Malwarebytes
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