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Old 12-25-2004, 10:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just got a new Dell computer and I am having problems with accessing certain websites. I think it may be something with the Mcafee Firewall but don't know. I can access the internet and go to most sites but some I can't go to such as:

www.java.com
www.cincypost.com
www.dealofday.com

and many others it always says "Looking up..." then it says it can't be found. I am using Mozilla but also have tried IE.
Also, when I visit Yahoo the top buttons/images (Finance, Music, Shopping, etc.) don't appear. It's like they won't load.

Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 12-26-2004, 12:00 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Uninstall that POS Mcafee Firewall or internet security pack and you should be fine. Also if you have Windows XP the service pack 2 firewall may be on as well. So long as you have some good virus scan to detect any back door trojans you should be safe from hackers.
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Old 12-26-2004, 04:28 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for the help. I will try to uninstall the Mcafee firewall. Where do I have to go to see if the Windows XP service pack 2 firewall is on?

And as far good virus scans, should I just keep Mcafee anti virus or switch to Norton?
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Old 12-26-2004, 04:37 AM   #4 (permalink)
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pizzo1234,

Dont ...no... never install norton. Stay with mcafee or get another scanner like pandora, trend or avast. Since you have a new computer, you might not have java virtual machine, shockwave player etc installed which are required by the browsers to parse some sites.
And , disable mcafee firewall.

To turn off windows firewall.. follow this link
http://www.utmem.edu/helpdesk/sp2/sp2firewall.htm
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