Don't know about your cookie issues, but I do know there were MAJOR
problems with the Mcafee Firewall upgrade to version8. So much so their forum mod told me they had to turn off updates for awhile and try to resolve the mess on everyone's machines. He said they were patching week of 8/21 (now delayed to week of 8/28)and would be turning back on the updates soon and to stay tuned to forum for details. I guess mine didn't autoupdate before they "turned off" updates because I still have MPF 7.1.113 and all attempts to manual update say I'm already up to date (which is not true, of course). Have to say I'm dreading the update to MPF8, though, considering the nightmare they've had the last couple of weeks.
I used to have Spamkiller, Privacy Service & VirusScan in the past, too, but had to uninstall them all because of update problems. Personally I got tired of the techs saying to "uninstall/reinstall the services" as the only solutions for their regular problems with updates! Haven't missed them at all. I run Avast4 Home Free AV and my ISP's spamblocker. No problems at all. I just have the McAfee firewall and it runs like a champ.
Right click your red M. If it shows you have MPF8, you may be experiencing the very connectivity issues I read all over the MPF7 & MPF8 forums the last two weeks. If so, you will have to go there for solutions/suggestions until their patch is available.http://forums.mcafeehelp.com/index.php
Edited by buttoni, 27 August 2006 - 07:27 PM.
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