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.
Windows 7 Home Premium SP 1 64-bit
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?
Sorry for the delayed response , the firewall might have been disabled if the system already had or remnants of a different vendor security software However , if it occurs the next time , you could try tio run McAfee virtual technician and provide us your session id for perusal . MVT can be accessed from http://mvt.mcafee.com