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The pre-installed McAfee package is blocking all internet

Hi:

My McAfee is blocking all internet access, so I could not connect to the internet when using browser and online games. What worked for me is to simply disable the firewall of McAfee permanently.

I tried to turn off net guard or allowing internet access on individual programmes in customised setting and it is not effective as simply turning the firewall completely.

Are there any alternatives? Because firewall off means the computer could be under potential thread during LAN gaming.

Thanks,

Bob

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Re: The pre-installed McAfee package is blocking all internet

Forgot to mention that this problem comes under my recent purchase of Alienware X51 with Windows 7 64-bit

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Re: The pre-installed McAfee package is blocking all internet

WIndows has a built-in firewall so if you turn off McAfee's firewall you should be able to activate the Windows firewall.

There's also the free ZoneAlarm firewall.

You could also dump McAfee completely and use Microsoft Security Essentials (free) or any other free Anti-malware software and either the Windows firewall or ZoneAlarm , etc.

Ron

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