1 Reply Latest reply: Oct 24, 2011 2:14 PM by JaiPrakash RSS

    Firewall turned off without me knowing...twice now...what could be the cause?

    techguy101

      I've had this happen to me twice now since the last major Mcafee GUI update weeks ago: the Firewall had been turned off.

       

      I didn't notice it until I was browing a website and could tell that the parental controls weren't working because I use them to block certain Ad urls.

       

      So I opened the Mcafee control panel and it didn't display any warning, however when I went into Parental Controls, verified they were active, then backed out to the main screen, it then told me Firewall was off.

       

      I had to turn it on AND reboot my pc before it was working properly again.

       

      Last time this happened was probably a few weeks ago...

       

      It's working fine now, but I'm just wondering what could possibly have turned it off?  I'm the only user of this PC and I surely don't turn it off...nor do I have any viruses, etc.

       

      My details:

       

      Windows 7 Home Premium SP 1 64-bit

      IE 9

      Mcafee SecurityCenter 11.0.578

      Mcafee VirusScan 15.0.291

      Mcafee Personal Firewall 12.0.338

      Mcafee Parental Controls 13.0.286

       

       

      If it happens again, what should I be looking for as possible culprits?  Should I check any specific services or logs?

       

      thanks.