viruses

  flyingbrit 14:01 26 Aug 2007
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Hi all....has anyone heard of a virus that is out there that is capable of disableing firewalls?
I have been having a problem with McAfee turning itself off, and I've also lost it in the "starup list" meaning I have to manually activate it on startup.
Regards....John

  brundle 14:25 26 Aug 2007

Yes they do exist. Do a full virus scan. Don't assume it's a virus immediately, could just be a damaged component in Mcafee. Remove and reinstall Mcafee (while offline).

  flyingbrit 14:56 26 Aug 2007

Cheers brundle:---I've got no problem now, I just reinstalled McAfee and all is well again, but I was curious, more than aything. AVG picked up 4 viruses, after a scan, and I just wondered if one of these had buggered the firewall up.
John

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