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Offline CharleyO

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Re:On-Access scanner preventing software installation/use
« Reply #15 on: December 21, 2004, 05:59:51 AM »
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XP firewall is only one way protection in that it works inbound only. There are several free firewalls that work very well with avast! and have both inbound and outbound protection. My favorite is ZA free but many others here at the forums also like Sygate and Outpost free firewalls.

If nothing else, please activate XP firewall until you download another firewall.

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Re:On-Access scanner preventing software installation/use
« Reply #16 on: December 21, 2004, 10:16:26 AM »
Even MS itself is advising to use a decent firewall besides the Windows Firewall.

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Re:On-Access scanner preventing software installation/use
« Reply #17 on: December 21, 2004, 06:01:24 PM »
A couple of questions.

Should I uninstall everything McAfee: Security Center, Virus Scan and Firewall   -OR-

Should I leave Security Center and uninstall the other 2?


I know these programs can be picky about leftovers from uninstalls.  What is the best way to get a clean uninstall or is it even possible?

The only place I found a choice about uninstalling was in Add/Remove Programs

If I can't get a clean uninstall this way, what else do I need to do?

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Re:On-Access scanner preventing software installation/use
« Reply #18 on: December 21, 2004, 07:00:59 PM »
Serenity, try to start uninstalling only the Virus Scan and see what you get.
I don't know if it will work with McAfee. With Norton SystemWorks, if the using uninstall only NAV - Norton Antivirus, everything works fine...

If it does not work, well, can you post again?  8)
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Re:On-Access scanner preventing software installation/use
« Reply #19 on: December 21, 2004, 09:54:05 PM »
OK.  I uninstalled Virus Scan only.  The cd's play great but won't eject when I push the button on the CD/DVD Drive.  I have to restart to get it to eject.  Any ideas?

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Re:On-Access scanner preventing software installation/use
« Reply #20 on: December 22, 2004, 01:22:09 AM »
The cd's play great but won't eject when I push the button on the CD/DVD Drive.  I have to restart to get it to eject.  Any ideas?

Sometimes it's in use and Windows Explorer avoids its ejection...
Anyway, don't you think this question is a little bit off topic?  ;)
On 'Links' in my signature there are utilities for CD ejection.
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Re:On-Access scanner preventing software installation/use
« Reply #21 on: December 22, 2004, 01:32:26 AM »
You can manually eject the cd if the utilities do not work.

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Re:On-Access scanner preventing software installation/use
« Reply #22 on: December 22, 2004, 01:43:04 AM »
I didn' t mean to get off topic but I thought it might have been related.

Thanks for your help.  I appreciate the time you all have taken to help me. :)
« Last Edit: December 22, 2004, 01:45:25 AM by serenity123 »