Try resetting both the browser and firewalls to default, then restart your machine and see if it's OK then.
IE - Tools > Internet Options > Advanced > Reset > OK (Can also be reached via Control Panel (in icons view) > Internet Options)
McAfee, open SecurityCenter > Web and Email Protection > Firewall > Restore Defaults > Apply
Thanks, but I'm not sure I want to reset my browser settings back to default (and I shouldn't need to in order to workaround a McAfee issue). In fact I don't need to do anythng currently as Internet access is still working after disabling the McAfee Firewall for 15 minutes so I could post my initial question to this forum. It's probably been about 30 minutes now, and the Firewall is back on. For how long we shall see.
Release 15 is supposedly trickling out ("throttled" is I believe McAfee's word for it), but when will I see it, and is it supposed to address these issues?
The software relies on IE being at default settings.
You may make minor adjustments in Advanced settings but don't alter zone settings.
Support would tell you the same thing.
Another thing, never disable your firewall for any reason unless instructed to by a technician.
Yes there is an update in the works that should take care of the sticky updates issue.
I experienced it once and a reboot cured it for good, luckily for me.
I don't believe I have messed with the IE Zone settings - in fact where are they in Advanced Settings, i.e. what section?
I'd prefer not to have to disable the Firewall, and if McAfee worked as it should, then I shouldn't have to. In any case, Windows Firewall (updated today) takes over as my Firewall protection in the interim.
Sorry the way I wrote it was confusing. The zones are under the Security tab.
The vast majority of us never have to touch any settings at all, so something has to be different with your setup.
Another way is to run the Virtual Technician which can often repair stuff automatically.
If that doesn't help then I suggest you contact Technical Support, it's free.
If you've gone that route already, do it again and ask for escalation.
Best by phone, or online chat.
I'm thinking that my issue is actually related to ClientAnalyticServices consuming too much CPU resulting in freezes or extremely poor performance, so I'm monitoring those 2 threads for new developments. So far disabling that service so it displays "stopped' and not "stopping" has gotten me going again. Until now, I've been experiencing these problems every day, so hopefully this latest action will stick until McAfee releases a fix to the Firewall component (which seems to use the aforementioned service).
That could well be the case. Would you be willing to let the resident forums technician take a look at your machine?
It's all done confidentially and your personal stuff is never looked at.
Perhaps, are you referring to Selvan? Let's see if I'm still up and running tomorrow.
Yes, that's the person I meant. Let me know.