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Cannot turn windows firewall on/off

When i open firewall it says my FW is off but also will not let me turn it on i have Mcafee security it says i am protected by windows FW it also tells me it is on so all good but the problem being i cannot install my printer software till i can turn FW off hence the problem i have been in touch with printer help who told me i needed to get help from mcafee who tried then told me i need to speak to the printer help or microsoft AAAARRRRRRRRGGGGHHH so all ive done is go round and round i circles anyone have any clues thanks

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  • sirjock Feb 06, 2009

    tried that but no joy thanks

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Mcafee should have a built in firewall. Have you tried to turn off there firewall? If not then give it a shot. Also you can unistall Mcafee and then reinstall it after the printer is installed

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