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Firewall won't stay on - McAfee

Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewall, Privacy and Protection' started by Epicfied, May 5, 2012.

  1. Epicfied Active Member

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    On the homepage of McAfee, it show's my firewall is on. When you click settings, it shows the firewall is off. If you click turn on, it turns on and then immediately turns off. I can't even get a quick screenshot of it.

    What can I do?

    I've had this issue before, but I cannot remember how I resolved the issue.

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  2. dissn_it Well-Known Member

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    You may want to run a scan to see if you picked up a virus.
  3. TazDevilLooney Admin

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    Download another copy of Mcafee from there website but don't install it yet. https://home.mcafee.com/secure/protected/login.aspx (Username and password will be required)
    Download the Mcafee un-installer tool (MCPR.ZIP).
    Disconnect from the internet.
    Un-install Mcafee from your add and remove programs.
    Run the un-installer tool.
    If the un-installer tool gives you an error 0x80070005 read though this thread for virus removal. http://fixitwizkid.com/threads/mcafee-uninstaller-tool-produces-error-0x80070005.6271/#post-42915
    Reinstall Mcafee from the download.
    Connect to the internet.

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  4. Makcalable I Only Know What I Know

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    This is normally a sign of an Infection... I had something similar a few years ago and funnily enough I was also using McAfee Internet Security and the Firewall would constantly turn off but quickly realized that I had an Infection.

    You might want to Run through the following guides if Taz's suggestion doesn't resolve your issue.

    http://fixitwizkid.com/threads/do-you-think-you-have-malware-virus.144/
    http://fixitwizkid.com/threads/kaspersky-tdsskiller-roots-out-rootkits.2231/
    http://fixitwizkid.com/threads/removing-viruses-and-malware-using-superantispyware.6283/
  5. Epicfied Active Member

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    I've ran a few different scans from different things. I have yet to come up with something.

    As to the other two, I'll check it out as soon as possible.
  6. spiderman Active Member

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    Yeah I think the firewall side might have been corrupted. I think it's time for you to uninstall all the components and reinstall it. You can also call McAfee tech support if it is licensed.

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