Hey there, just signed up to say that I myself removed mcafee internet security from my system and my gadgets went the way of the dodo too. I am just using windows firewall at the moment and am suffering the same exact issues as moe89. I am going to try the SFC/SCANNOW soon. I was just wondering how or what the program name that gadgets use to get past the firewall normally, or if it is a type of connection that I need to allow? any ideas you have would be greatly appreciated. I am using Windows 7 pro x64.