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    • Kernel Sanders
    • By Kernel Sanders 12th Mar 18, 5:58 PM
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    Getting WD to install firewall but keep McAfee
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    • 12th Mar 18, 5:58 PM
    Getting WD to install firewall but keep McAfee 12th Mar 18 at 5:58 PM
    I've kept the expired McAfee that came bundled with the laptop because it still very occasionally warns me of dangerous sites. However, it now seems to have withdrawn its firewall but won't let Windows Defender use its own version. How can I get WD to install it and still keep McAfee?

    Last edited by Kernel Sanders; 13-03-2018 at 8:17 PM.
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    • debitcardmayhem
    • By debitcardmayhem 12th Mar 18, 6:03 PM
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    • 12th Mar 18, 6:03 PM
    Get rid of mcafee totally use windows defender only
    • grumpycrab
    • By grumpycrab 12th Mar 18, 6:51 PM
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    • 12th Mar 18, 6:51 PM
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    • 12th Mar 18, 6:51 PM
    Kaspersky (free) and Bitdefender (free) have good URL checkers. Not sure how good Windows Defender is on its own (although Edge + Defender are a solid combination).
    Anybody with Windows Defender only up for a test? (**at your own risk**) What happens when you enter this URL www.googl.co.uk
    If you put your general location in your Profile, somebody here may be able to come and help you.
    • twhitehousescat
    • By twhitehousescat 12th Mar 18, 9:00 PM
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    • 12th Mar 18, 9:00 PM
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    • 12th Mar 18, 9:00 PM
    win 10 , google chrome , std defender and firewall by microsoft



    free image host no sign up
    Time pretending I was asleep whilst under his desk , has given me insight to this sordid world
    • grumpycrab
    • By grumpycrab 12th Mar 18, 10:29 PM
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    • 12th Mar 18, 10:29 PM
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    • 12th Mar 18, 10:29 PM
    win 10 , google chrome , std defender and firewall by microsoft
    Originally posted by twhitehousescat
    Excellent - is that with Avira Safe Search Plus extension?
    If you put your general location in your Profile, somebody here may be able to come and help you.
    • twhitehousescat
    • By twhitehousescat 12th Mar 18, 10:42 PM
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    • 12th Mar 18, 10:42 PM
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    • 12th Mar 18, 10:42 PM
    no extras by any other company have been installed , just the basic stuff that comes with win 10

    since ditching IE , I find this settup safe even when visiting "naughty" websites .

    I find most after market settups are not needed
    Time pretending I was asleep whilst under his desk , has given me insight to this sordid world
    • Kernel Sanders
    • By Kernel Sanders 13th Mar 18, 8:12 PM
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    • 13th Mar 18, 8:12 PM
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    • 13th Mar 18, 8:12 PM
    win 10 , google chrome , std defender and firewall by microsoft
    Originally posted by twhitehousescat
    How do you install MS's firewall?
    • DoaM
    • By DoaM 13th Mar 18, 8:16 PM
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    • 13th Mar 18, 8:16 PM
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    • 13th Mar 18, 8:16 PM
    You don't - it's already there.
    Diary of a madman
    Walk the line again today
    Entries of confusion
    Dear diary, I'm here to stay
    • Kernel Sanders
    • By Kernel Sanders 13th Mar 18, 8:19 PM
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    • 13th Mar 18, 8:19 PM
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    • 13th Mar 18, 8:19 PM
    You don't - it's already there.
    Originally posted by DoaM
    So is WD's, but the screenprint is implying McAfee's firewall was overriding any other.
    Last edited by Kernel Sanders; 13-03-2018 at 8:25 PM.
    • debitcardmayhem
    • By debitcardmayhem 13th Mar 18, 8:31 PM
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    So is WD's, but the screenprint is implying McAfee's firewall was overriding any other.
    Originally posted by Kernel Sanders
    Post #2
    WD is Microsoft is more than adeqaute for your needs + using other suggested URL checkers
    https://service.mcafee.com/webcenter/portal/cp/home/articleview;jsessionid=eNUhED8B77wk_TPFYvHen9x-zWjw51G5ZijAut77LtXPbyk-FL3K!-582177205!-2119733487?articleId=TS101331&_afrLoop=28327833094 69119#!%40%40%3F_afrLoop%3D2832783309469119%26arti cleId%3DTS101331%26centerWidth%3D100%2525%26leftWi dth%3D0%2525%26rightWidth%3D0%2525%26showFooter%3D false%26showHeader%3Dfalse%26_adf.ctrl-state%3Dezicy7jex_4
    • Kernel Sanders
    • By Kernel Sanders 14th Mar 18, 1:24 PM
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    I think you've put the wrong URL there as it just leads to McAfee Consumer Support.
    I don't have Chrome on my machine due to the amount of data that it steals.
    • Kernel Sanders
    • By Kernel Sanders 14th Mar 18, 2:05 PM
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    I've just discovered the answer to the question posed in this thread. McAfee has two separate programs installed, so I've kept McAfee Web advisor and uninstalled the main one. On restart, WD automatically launched its firewall. I've been to a foreign sports streaming site where I know there are links to unsafe sites and McAfee is flagging these up as normal. So, am I OK security-wise, considering I won't have Chrome?
    #JeSuisCharlie
    • debitcardmayhem
    • By debitcardmayhem 14th Mar 18, 3:59 PM
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    I think you've put the wrong URL there as it just leads to McAfee Consumer Support.
    I don't have Chrome on my machine due to the amount of data that it steals.
    Originally posted by Kernel Sanders
    No mention of that , just windows and mcpr tool
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