3 Replies Latest reply: Mar 25, 2011 6:00 PM by Jayadeep NR RSS

    Is firewall working?

    mwidunn

      I'm running Win7 SP1 and McAfee Security Center 10.5.  Everything is fully current and updated.

       

      When I open the Home view of Security Center, it tells me that the Firewall is ON.  But, if I check and click on the Settings link, it indicates that the Firewall is OFF and has a button for me to click in order to turn it on.  When I go CONTROL PANEL > WINDOWS FIREWALL, it shows that the pre-existing Win7 firewall is turned off and that its settings are being managed by McAfee.

       

      Recently, I had a pop-up regarding allowing a program to access to the Internet.  But, it seemed to be coming from the WINDOWS FIREWALL -- and, not McAfee. (It was a large light blue box with the Win7 shield on it.  It looked nothing like McAfee's pop-ups.  This is why I decided to check the McAfee settings.)

       

      So, . . . is the McAfee firewall actually on?  Does the Win7 firewall sometimes "slip through" McAfee?  Has anyone else had this issue?

       

      Thanks.