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Old 12-05-2008, 09:57 AM
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My new computer came with McAfee fire wall, anti virus etc. Probably 70 to 80 percent of the photoswon't display. On all sites. Even those that contain no racey content. Anybody know how to change this.
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Uninstall it... I am sure there is a setting however my experience with McAfee's consumer grade virus / Internet protection packages has been awful. I would recommend uninstalling and going with a free package such as Avast or AVG or for better protection like a Kaspersky <- not free.
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Are you sure it is the McAfee that is doing the blocking?
I've used them for years on many computers and never had a problem.
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Did your wife over-react with the "Parental Controls?"
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Yeah, as Joenic said, McAfee may not be your problem. Nonetheless, get rid of it. It is a resource pig. I agree with Freedom Tide, uninstall it (maybe not easy to do) and go with Avast or AVG. Avast in particular is easy on system resources and offers comprehensive anti-virus protect. I don't have experience with AVG but is also loved by the folks that use it.

http://www.pchell.com/virus/uninstallmcafee.shtml

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AVG has a free system, You can try for free if you like it buy it. Not sure about Avast but know some people that use it and liked it better then AVG, easy to use and set up. Norton and McAfee just cause problems.
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I had the same problem with CA Antivirus and its network security. Might have something to do with firewalls, but I ended up hating it. Unfortunately, now that it has expired it won't completely uninstall.
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If you have the full suite, delete everything except security center,firewall, antivirus. The bloat in McAfee is matched only by windows os. Go to start menu, McAfee, security center, configure. Adjust your settings to the level you can live with. It's a tradeoff between protection and intrusiveness. Make sure you have a restore point before you start, it's easier than trying to remember what you changed.

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mattie - 12/7/2008 6:51 PM

The bloat in McAfee is matched only by windows os.

Noooooooo! It is also matched by the bloat that is Apple's iTunes application.


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