Turned off McAfee firewall file sharing but not off in Windows Vis

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by Wlrjanchak, Nov 1, 2007.

  1. Wlrjanchak

    Wlrjanchak Guest

    I'm on a new cable internet service my firewall is McAfee and in McAfee my
    file sharing is turned off. However in my Network and Sharing Center in
    Windows Vista is says file sharing is on. When I click on file sharing in
    Network and Sharing Center it says go to your firewall software to turn off
    file sharing. So I did that but of course in Network and Sharing Center it
    still says file sharing is on. In McAfee though file sharing is definitely
    off so that at least is good but can anyone on my network still access my
    system or not? Since Network and Sharing center is still saying that file
    sharing is on. I don't want to share any files at all on my computer so
    having a hard time with McAfee and Windows Vista. Windows firewall is turned
    off so McAfee is handeling that.
    Wlrjanchak, Nov 1, 2007
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  2. Wlrjanchak

    dzomlija Guest

    In McAfee, the setting for "File Sharing" just closes the ports used by
    Windows File Sharing. If Network and Sharing Center says sharing is
    turned on, then it's on. McAffee just stops it.

    To completely turn off sharing, you need to turn it off in Network and
    Sharing Center.


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    dzomlija, Nov 1, 2007
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