With parental control on, I get countless streams of pop-ups from McAfee, notifying me about every single blocked content in a website. Example:
This is super annoying. McAfee is supposed to block annoying pop-ups and now McAfee itself spams me popups. Counting 83 days till my subscription expires, because I'm not keeping this crap if they don't fix it.
From the above picture it appears you are using a child account.
Are you using a parent (Administrator) or child's account? If the latter then ask your parent to make adjustments. If you are on a parent account which should be an Administrator-level one, you shouldn't be restricted. Technical Support can help, it's free of charge by phone or online chat and linked under Useful Links at the top of this page.
Sorry I don't use Parental Controls and I doubt there'll be any technicians around here on a weekend to help.
Message was edited by: Ex_Brit on 07/09/13 7:01:46 EDT AM
So change the settings. If you have access to them, that is. If you don't, ask whoever does have access to put the website in the allowed list.
McAfee has online help for this sort of thing, with links from within the Security Center.
Before you can protect your children, you must create an administrator. The administrator is responsible for choosing protection settings for each child in the household, and for creating a password. To create an administrator password, you must log in to Windows using an Administrator or Limited user account. Protection settings let you decide what your child can see and do online, and the password ensures that only you can make changes to those settings. To change a setting, you must first enter the administrator password. After you protect a child with Parental Controls, you can change or remove the user's protection settings at any time.
Apologies for making the first post in angry language and holding F5 to bump the thread. It became so annoying that I couldn't help it. And thanks for trying to be helpful.
I have this implemented on the only user account in my computer which has adminstrator previleges. I intend to keep only one user account and I intend to keep the restrictions for multiple users who use this. I don't want the restrictions lifted. I just don't want McAfee to notify me with popups everytime a website tries to connect to facebook or any other restricted sites.
Even if I created another account for the target users (they aren't necessarily children btw .....long story), the stream of popups would drive anyone crazy. For a simple article or forum online which requires logging in with facebook etc. SNS accounts to comment, McAfee would show on average 3-5 popups like that. Even that would be somewhat tolerable. But the popups just become the top-most window, haulting any activity one might be doing for 3-4 seconds or until he clicks OK or changes window focus away from the popup .....only to be spammed by another one in succession.
P.S. unrelated: There should be a way that prevents the view count of a thread to be updated when there have been so many refreshes from a single IP in short time.
on 9/7/13 3:16:50 PM CDT
We mods do not use FP so mostly we suggest you call support to see if they can assist. Does the console have an option to disable the popup?
Message was edited by: Peacekeeper on 8/09/13 3:24:25 PM
We mods do not use FP
Actually Peacekeeper is wrong about that. I enabled Family Protection some while back just so I could see what the problems were with using it. My "child" accounts are in fact all the limited-privilege user accounts, plus the default system-owned ones (do you really want a rogue ASP.Net account connecting to some website somewhere?). I leave the main Admin account unprotected by FP but protect the user accounts, on the grounds that I have to investigate websites to answer SiteAdvisor questions and some of those sites are sometimes slightly iffy. I don't want FP complaining about them as well as SA.
I appreciate that your system is configured differently, although it's not clear from what you said how many accounts you actually have.
I have this implemented on the only user account in my computer which has adminstrator previleges.
I intend to keep only one user account and I intend to keep the restrictions for multiple users who use this.
Even if I created another account for the target users ...
I take that as meaning one account, with Administrator privileges, for use by more than one person. Well, you can't have two different levels of protection applied to an account. You either completely block some sites or categories of site, or you allow them for anyone using the account.
I don't see why FP would be kicking up about Facebook in particular. If you whitelist that site, or put Social Networking in the Allowed section the pop-ups should stop.
Edit - I edited the post because it read as if I used the full-privilege Admin account to do all my website browsing. Not so. If you get infected in an Admin account, say goodbye to your system. In a limited-privilege account you get damage but not disaster.
Message was edited by: Hayton on 07/09/13 23:39:23 IST
Whoops sorry matey.
If I have to make seperate windows users account, I'll do it. But for my purpose, I intend to have admin previlege in them. And because Parental Control section/tab in McAfee requires a seperate password, I don't think that would be a problem.
I believe I haven't made myself clear enough. I am not talking about whitelisting any website. All the restrictions implemented in my computer are intentional. And it does not happen with "facebook in particular", it happens for all blocked sites. And I do not have a problem with McAfee blocking and notifying the user when s/he tries to access a restricted site directly.
What is the pain in the butt is when it spams a stream of popups like that in other websites containing connections to SNS or any other blocked content. For example, a website containing this: http://i.snag.gy/eOiAB.jpg
I can't emphasis more about this: I do not have a problem with McAfee blocking stuff because I made the restrictions. I just don't want the darn popup notification
Message was edited by: remian8985 on 08/09/13 4:05:04 CDT PM
What setting is the firewall? Under Traffic Control if you anything other than Smart Access, you will get warnings for just about everything.