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martinnoz
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Turn off Firewall?

I can not access most web pages unless as is suggested by "troubleshooter" turn off firewall. I do this with Mcafee and problem is solved for the 15mins I have allotted for it to be off. but then what? I am running windows 7, and am not very computer literate.

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dvorak
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Re: Turn off Firewall?

if you wish to use McAfee have you tried uninstalling and re-installing it in the first instance?

To be honest there are better options out there, both free and paid for.
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Re: Turn off Firewall?

Get rid of McAfee and get something proper.

It's the cheapest, trashiest and worst quality protection you can get. I've had it on numerous machines (it comes prebundled usually to guarantee custom) and it's nothing but hassle on every occassion.

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Re: Turn off Firewall?

I dont understand why people buy into other anti virus programs the one that comes built into win 10 is perfect.

martinnoz
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Re: Turn off Firewall?

Fix

Have found that instead of using Yahoo, I use Google or firefox I have no problems no idea why.

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Re: Turn off Firewall?

So you found that using a different search engine solved your problem and awarded yourself the "this fixed it" prize lol.

Just get rid of McAfee. Like I said to you earlier it is nothing but trouble.

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There was a yahoo browser once upon a time.. I hope the OP wasn't using that!
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Re: Turn off Firewall?

Must admit i did have to think a bit when yahoo was mentioned, then i figured it was being used as a search engine. I never knew they had their own browser, i guess that must have been really early on!

The early yahoo brings back a few memories.. now i'm feeling all nostalgic lol.

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martinnoz
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Re: Turn off Firewall?

Mcafee comes free with "Plus net broadband"

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It comes part of plusnet protect, but in this case the OP wasn't using this I believe.
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Re: Turn off Firewall?


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Mcafee comes free with "Plus net broadband"


Yes but there are free anti virus programs that are much superior to McAfee which as previously mentioned is bundled on most new machines for a reason - it's quality stinks and its the only way they can drum up business.

Download Avast, thats pretty decent and free.

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