If you have a default firewall enabled and if you wish McAfee firewall to be excluded, you can uninstall the suite completely opt for a custom reinstallation with firewall unchecked. Hope this helps. But , disabling/ removing firewall is nt a good option as most of the times your security programs firewall acts persistent to block any untrusted download in case your default firewall fails .
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Thanks for your reply. I had already installed without the firewall option, and I've disabled Windows default firewall. I trust the firewall in my broadband router enough. I am aware of the possible risks of not running a software firewall on my PC.
Recently, I prolonged my license, which came with a new download. I deinstalled the software, and reinstalled using the download I was suggested during purchase. The software looked different, it's now McAfee SecurityCenter as it was before, while in between it used to be some other GUI when I had the problems. This GUI appeared after some update a couple of months ago.
Anyway, problem solved, or rather, vanished.
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