Posted 04 April 2008 - 04:00 PM
Hi one and all,
I've got a question that may or may not fall foul of the " should we or shouldnt we " question.
I've received a new laptop from work - a very nice computer indeed.
I'm very happy with it, and while it should be for business only, i'm certainly gonna use it at home.
Once out of the office, i simply disable the proxy server settings which allows me to connect to my home wireless network.
All is good here .. i can access web pages that the company prohibit in the office - facebook etc etc so im one up already.
I've tried to install several programs, example poker software, which would usually not be allowed in the office, but i want to use them simply at home.
However, although i've downloaded the program, installed the software it seems unable to connect to eh gaming server.
Now, i can only imagine that this is something to do with the firewall settings, which are in place thanks to McAfee.
I know how to add an exception to the firewall to allow a numer of programs, however, the McAfee installed on this particular piece of fine office equipent, does not allow me privalidges to add exceptions - for reasons i can fully understand and which make perfect sense.
While i could make all sorts of arguements about how im a person of good stading and that i would be ever so careful as to the access i was allowing myself, i know it would fall on deaf ears, so if you're disinclined to offer advice, i will completely understand.
What i am asking is, is it possible to force quit McAfee and simply stop it interfering for a short period.
I do have administrator rights to the computer, but it seems that even with this, i cannot disable the functions through the task manager nor can i run msconfig to disable it on start up as it seems to want to run regardless !!
Anybody got any sneaky underhanded but oh so clever tricks that might help e get as much enjoyment out of this great machine as i get of productive work ??
Thanks in advnace for your time.
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