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Windows 7: Work group problem

20 Jul 2010   #11
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

I ask myself that all the time LOL, everyone has been having problems with McAfee lately. The only fix seems to be either uninstalling it or going into the McAfee firewall settings to allow for the IP range the router is using.


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20 Jul 2010   #12
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Couldn't I just set McAfee to not run at start-up? This will at least confirm whether it is the problem or not. Since you know more about it than me, I'll be awaiting your reply. Also, if it does turn out to be the cause, I can add it to my very long list of reasons to uninstall McAfee and get AVG or MSE.

EDIT: after restarting my computer, I can't see my moms computer in network places, but it does appear on the network map, also my dads computer does not appear on the map. I read about on fix for this on Microsoft.com, but when I try to install the update, it says the update is already installed.
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20 Jul 2010   #13
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

I disabled McAfee so that it would not run at start up. Problem fixed. Now I just need to convince my dad to let me install MSE and I'll be done.

EDIT: a mcafee icon showed up, but no detected change so far.

EDIT2: McAfee managed to still start itself, and i'm still having probs I hate it so much.
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20 Jul 2010   #14
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

Try Autoruns to checkout your start-ups there are loots of little nooks and crannies where things start up

Autoruns for Windows

No need to install as it's a portable app
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20 Jul 2010   #15
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

I made sure that we would be able to reinstall McAfee if needed and made sure it was cool with my mom. Dads at work for the next 12 hours. McAfee is being uninstalled and the new MSE beta is going on there.
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20 Jul 2010   #16
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

Don't forget to switch the windows firewall back on and set the win7 machines to Home network to open the sharing ports.

Also make sure that the XP machine is running SP3 as this includes updates to the sharing system to make it more compatible with win7 & Vista

Also make sure that on the XP machine you use advanced sharing not simple sharing as Win7 does not support simple sharing
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20 Jul 2010   #17
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Getting rid of McAfee and installing MSE solved all my problems.
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20 Jul 2010   #18
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Well what a surprize. It's like a recurring nightmare with McAfee LOL. Anyway glad I could help you to narrow the problem down, or in this case pinpoint the actual problem.

Too bad that nobody realizes the value of having this knowledge about A/V's and the problems they cause or I would be getting repped a lot more often I think. Sure seems to save on time wasted while trouble shooting anyway.
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