McAfee virus

My laptop came pre-installed with a trial version of McAfee anti-virus software. Since my employer got hit with the qbot trojan I was concerned that it might have spread to my personal laptop so I decided to refresh it, which brought back all the pre-installed software including McAfee. In light of the qbot incident I decided to leave McAfee alone this time.

After a couple days I opened my laptop and wanted to work on a project. After 10 minutes waiting for the machine to become usable, watching Task manager and all of the McAfee processes, I decided this wasn't working out.

There is no question there are some very bad virus applications out there today, mainly because they are making money, and you need to protect yourself.

But many viruses simply use up your computer's resources for the virus maker's own purposes. They just waste your time.

And McAfee is king at that.

So, who is the real virus here?