I have security centre installed on my multimedia computer. If I either have a CD playing in the computer or am playing a music file the music often stutters or stops for a short while. This effect also occurs when playing DVD and watching streaming programmes such as iplayer. All these issues occur if I should be surfing the net and I open image intense sites and pages. And it is while these images etc load that the stuttering or freezing occurs. After troubleshooting and trying a number of ideas I have pinned it down to the McAfee firewall. If I briefly disable it and go to fresh sites which cause this issue I do not get the problems. Any suggestions as to how could reduce or eliminate this issue?
Of course as soon as I posted this message I see that https://community.mcafee.com/message/205840#205840 was shown in "More like this" and it seems as Netguard is the culprit in this. Now unticked and for now stuttering gone!