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Unable to Remove McFee Winsock Filter

Discussion in 'Networking' started by fkarpf, Sep 26, 2003.

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  1. fkarpf

    fkarpf Thread Starter

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    Prior to recently installing McFee Virus Scan Professional 7.0, I was able to use chat software and EASILY access my home computer via Remote Desktop Connection.

    After installing the above, I learned that it AUTOMATICALLY installed a firewall program, as well. Immediately thereafter I was unable to use some chat software and Remote Desktop Connection. I am also unable to PING my home computer. I HAVE been able to access my home computer from other desktops.

    I have removed both the virus scan and firewall, and have removed all references to McFee from the registry. However, I am STILL unable to use Remote Desktop Connection.

    I have removed the NIC from the Device Manager and seperately removed Dial UP Networking and reinstalling both. Upon doing so, I received the following pop-up message:

    "The McAfee Winsock Filter detected that your Windows Sockets protocols were changed or upgraded. The Winsock Filter was reconfigured for these changes. However, you may need to restart your computer in order to access your network or Internet connection."

    Apparently, the McAfee software was NOT uninstalled. I have no idea how (other than reinstalling my OS) to clear this from my system. I have been unable to find any information about this problem on the McFee site.

    Any help would be apprecaited.

    Fred
     
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  3. fkarpf

    fkarpf Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the suggestion, but I'd already done that. Forgot to mention that in my post.

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