Mcafee & PC Doctor Help with windows xp home

By bbasten45 ·
I have recently bought a new computer "the old one fried to much use" The part I'm not getting is I have Mcafee full version "had it before" with PC Doctor & had a few adawares nothing big, but now I can't stop them.I PC Doctor them every time I get off the intranet & have 40 to 50 spy wares ad aware all low, every now & again a Trojan I used to block them all now I can't stop them. I haven't done anything different why do they keep coming & how can I stop them with my set up?
I have windows xp home sp2 completely updated Mcafee says I completely protected "all updated" The PC Doctor is the free version with Google pack it does find them & delete them,just nothing keeps them from getting in. Am I not finding a check mark that should be checked, or what? Your help would be appreciated very much.

Thanks a million

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Much of your problem is McAfee itself ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Mcafee & PC Doctor Help w ...

If you took a poll among a few hundred regulars on here, McAfee and Norton are particular bug-bears among most of us.

As regards PC Doctor, I can't comment as I've never used it.

My advice would be to dump McAfee (or disable it completely for the interim) and grab something else.

Avast is a favourite - I have used it ever since the release of AVG 8.0 (which became rather top heavy)

Another good one that I run in conjunction with Avast, is MalwareBytes' AntiMalware:

You can try AVG if you like:

For anti-spyware I recommend you Google for downloads of 'Spybot-Search & Destroy', Ad-Aware, and CCleaner.

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How to do it

by SPC_TCOL In reply to Much of your problem is M ...

Ok the good news is, the guy above me gave you good programs.

Now download AVG and Malwarebytes and then go offline.
Start removing McAfee and this PC Doctor.

Make sure that you removed every single part of it, you maybe need to reboot more then ones.
Then Install AVG, reboot, install Malwarebytes, get online, to get all the upates for both.

Let Malwarebytes do a full scan.
Let AVG do a full scan.

This should help.

By the way, I hope you have a firewall up and running.

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