I have changed your forums log in name to remove the email portion for your own safety and privacy.
Where is this password requirement? If you can clarify that I will move this thread to an actual product sub-section where hopefully it will get better attention.
I am using Windows 8.
I sign onto the McAfee Security center
The Cox Security Suite Powered by McAfee comes up
I go to Firewall (on)
Then to settings
Then to Internet conections for programs.
That tells me "To change this setting log onto windows as an Administrator" I am loged onto Windows as an Administrator.
Are you sure you are logged in as an admin-level user?
I would phone tech support then as I'm not too sure what to suggest here. It's free and linked under Useful Links at the top of this page.