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#1 PLane

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 10:54 AM

This is a stupid question, but I want to take precautions. My trial for McAfee is due to expire in a couple of days. Right now in action center it says that McAfee firewall is turned on. I don't want to be without firewall protection once my trial is over. So could anyone tell me the procedure to turning off the McAfee firewall and turning on the preinstalled Windows firewall? Thank you.



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Posted 03 September 2014 - 11:49 AM

If you are not going to purchase McAfee and continue to use it you should uninstall it.  Windows 8.1 has Defender which is an active antivirus, so you could use this.  Once you uninstall McAfee the Windows firewall should activate.


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Posted 03 September 2014 - 11:58 AM

Okay, thank you.



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Posted 03 September 2014 - 12:01 PM

If you are not going to purchase McAfee and continue to use it you should uninstall it.  Windows 8.1 has Defender which is an active antivirus, so you could use this.  Once you uninstall McAfee the Windows firewall should activate.

I second that recommendation.


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Posted 03 September 2014 - 01:39 PM

Check out Microsoft.com There is a free antivirus you can download its called Mircosoft Security Essentials... Works great with windows 8. I used to buy antivirus protection with Advast and Avg not no more... Why pay for protection when this is a free download from Microsoft. (Note) Remove current antivirus before this download to your computer... Hope this helps Erndog

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 01:44 PM

Check out Microsoft.com There is a free antivirus you can download its called Mircosoft Security Essentials... Works great with windows 8. I used to buy antivirus protection with Advast and Avg not no more... Why pay for protection when this is a free download from Microsoft. (Note) Remove current antivirus before this download to your computer... Hope this helps Erndog

Windows 8 came with Windows Defender which is a full blown active antivirus.  They don't need the Microsoft Security Essentials.


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Posted 03 September 2014 - 06:09 PM

I really would not recommend using Win Def and MSE, Just install the free version of Avast or AVG. Most modern modem and routers have firewall built in.






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