I moved this from Consumer to Virus Scan Enterprise as your Profile states such, and by your own confirmation. Being a Moderator for (Consumer Products) we have the (2) processes listed. Hopefully one with more knowledge of the Enterprise Product will pick up this discussion/further assist you.
In addition you could quite possibly consult with your University IT Department to answer your questions.
All the very Best,
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I might add that in the Consumer Version, McShield/Mfevtps.exe has nothing to do with the Firewall, if I am not terribly mistaken.
And a 'Happy Thanksgiving' to you as well
Sorry I didn't realize it should be posted here. Thank you very much for your help!
You are quite welcome In the Consumer version there would be a 'Prompt' indicating Your 'Firewall' is off. Other wise it would indicate your 'Computer is secure'
VSE does not include a firewall in the traditional sense. VSE does have a feature called Access Protection that can be used to block applications from connecting on certain ports, however, this is generally used for applications initiating outbound connections. As you mentioned that VSE was installed by your university, I would suggest working with their IT team as they may have policies or other software installed on your system that could be preventing connectivity. Out of curiosity, has your university deployed McAfee Host Intrusion Prevention by chance? McAfee HIPS does have a firewall module. If your university has deployed HIPS, they may have a firewall policy preventing inbound ICMP and port 80 requests. Again, you will need to work with your university support teams to determine the best way to enable your workload.