Hi this is kumar,
I understand ur frustration . Since mcafee has changed to 2010 version just go to mcafee & it must say like " your computer is secure " and then click "firewall"> go to " settings " then click the restoredefaults "It may say like new pc internet connection detected " it will prompt to select home , network or public .You can select home . and then see what happens.
if this does not work go to firewall > program permissions > check whether internet explorer is having full access . Also check anything related to network is blocked access . if internet explorer is not having full access , please allow full access for it .
Message was edited by: kumar on 5/19/10 10:40:37 AM CDT
This answer resolved a problem I had too.
I have McAfee SecurityCenter (I guess version 2010 since it was just installed by a technician cleaning a virus 2 weeks ago). Everything worked fine until the automatic virus update night before last. As soon as the update was done, the internet connection was lost. Not knowing what to do, I rebooted the computer but that didn't work. I reconnected the wireless receiuver, then unplugged and rebooted the cable modem and even unplugged and rebooted the wireless transmitter. Nothing worked to restore connectivity so I logged off for the day, not able to do what I needed done.
The next day when I logged in, a McAfee text box popped up to say it'd had detected a new connection and asked if it was Home, office, or public internet. I didn't know how to force that restart, and hadn't thought to restore (since I hadn't changed anything).
I logged into this help today to find out how to force that connection, and will now remember to reset defaults. I still don't understand what happened, since my connection was NOT new.
Although restoring the default settings to the firewall worked, I have to do it every day that I turn the PC on. I'm using the same wireless profile, why doesn't McAfee recognize the connection each day and how can I fix the need to restore every day?