By blocked, I recall a, I think, McAfee window popup that I accidentially clicked "block".
I don't use Parental Controls, and I cannot find anyplace where I can unblock this website.
That sounds like the firewall "program wanting access" window. You've blocked, not a website, but a program. To check, open Security Center, and click on Firewall, then Settings. Click on Program Permissions and scroll through the list looking for anything that's Blocked. Unblock it if it's a mistake.
And now we are at the crux of the problem....I do not have a "permission" area.
When I go to Firewall settings, the only choice I have is to turn the firewall off or on.....nothing else.
I've read other posts and everyone has said the same thing about permissions, but I don't have any.
Suggestions will be GREATFULLY welcomed.
Are you using any registry cleaners on the computer like System Mechanic orUniblue?
It seems that system mechanic has removed some McAfee registry files and it’s because there is no more firewall settings on your computer. It will be better to remove system mechanic and re-install McAfee on your computer. I assume your firewall settings shows like below screenshot, right?
Added screenshot on 15/6/11 6:26:55 AM IST
Try turning on the Personal Firewall.
His Prtscrn Snapshot, shows the Firewall is turned OFF.
When the Personal Firewall is turned OFF, you won't have access to any of the settings or Controls for the Personal Firewall.
The Firewall on your System is probably off.