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Please help to unblock Chrome from McAfee

Hi,

I am facing this frustrating issue since last night. Accidentally I blocked Chrome in some McAfee pop up. I am not able to browse sites on Chrome since. This is firewall stuff for sure. Have searched forums. Not helping me.
McAfee >> Navigation >> Firewall  fields are disabled in my case.
I am not able to click anything.

I recently bought the netbook and McAfee trial period is over. Whenever I click anything it prompts for buying/Activation. Not able to click anything. mcAffe right click says ' Your Machine Is at Risk. Activate' ( red Colour )
OS : Windows 7
I do not want to activate/buy  McAfee as of now.
Have uninstalled Chrome, re-installed. Doesn't help.
Thinking of uninstalling McAfee.
Kindly advise how to unblock Chrome from McAfee.
(   How could McAfee block a cool stuff like Chrome ?!....)

Thanks everyone for your help !
Cheers !!!
~ Laxmi

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Re: Please help to unblock Chrome from McAfee

I assume as you are past the trial period so features of the program may be disabled. Not sure of this but possible. Really uninstalling Mcafee will sort it out and then you can install a new licence or a free AV whichever you prefer.

Of course a new chrome update might give you another popup and this time do not block it. Unsure though if you would still receive popups when trial finished.

Message was edited by: Peacekeeper on 13/05/11 6:35:10 PM
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Re: Please help to unblock Chrome from McAfee

Double click the taskbar icon to open SecurityCenter

Click Web and Email Protection to expand

Click Firewall

Click Program Permissions to expand

Find Chrome in the list and using the Edit button alter permissions to "Full".

Re: Please help to unblock Chrome from McAfee

Hello Ex_Brit,

   Thanks for your reply.

However all the buttons like Web and Email Protections, Firewall are disabled.

I am not able to click on anything.

Maybe because, McAfee trial period is over ?!

What would you recommend in such a scenario ?

Thanks Peacekeeper for your response.

Will try to uninstall McAfee as a last resort.

Thanks !

~ Laxmi

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Re: Please help to unblock Chrome from McAfee

If your trial is over then the McAfee software is useless until activated.

Re: Please help to unblock Chrome from McAfee

Interested in confirming this as found a FAQ that said only updates stopped. Maybe as it was a trial more are turned off.