It's ironic, because people are constantly recommending that users uninstall
the all-intrusive McAfee because of all the problems it causes computers.
"Lucky" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
: Actually, based on the problems that have been posted in various groups,
: including this one, the answer is for Microsoft to properly debug it's
: software prior to releasing it out of Beta. This is not the first and I
: certain it will not be the last major release from Microsoft that is
: out, expecting the consumer to debug it for them.
: My solution and recommendation, for what free advice is worth. DON'T BE
: THE FIRST GUY ON THE BLOCK TO INSTALL NEW SOFTWARE FROM MICROSOFT, or any
: other software for that matter.
: "Mike Hall - MVP" <email@example.com> wrote in message
: > "evansight" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
: > news:2FFBE9A8-A6B1-457B-BE1D-F2DED4A6AD10@microsoft.com...
: >>I realize you're trying to help but seriously this is a major problem
: >> needs to be resolved programatically between Microsoft and McAfee.
: >> Uninstalling the browser is not acceptable (that's McAfee's current
: >> recommendation)
: >> Manually messing around with firewall and anti-virus settings, an error
: >> prone and risky process, every time Microsoft updates it's browser is
: >> also
: >> unacceptable. Firefox, Chrome and other browsers don't have this
: >> and
: >> neither should Microsoft.
: >> --
: >> - evansight
: >> "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:
: >>> [Crosspost to IE General]
: >>> Have you installed IE8?
: >>> Did you disable McAfee Security Center's anti-virus, anti-spyware, and
: >>> firewall components and then enable the Windows Firewall prior to
: >>> installing
: >>> IE8?
: >>> Has another McAfee application or a Norton application ever been
: >>> installed
: >>> on this machine (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled
: >>> you
: >>> bought it)?
: >>> Is "Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 8 for Vista
: >>> (KB969897)"
: >>> listed in Installed Updates?
: >>> Just asking for now!! Do NOT use such a Restore Point yet!! => Do you
: >>> have
: >>> an available Restore Point which predates the install of IE8?
: >>> If you do the following, does the behavior persist?
: >>> => Start | All Programs | right-click on Windows Mail | select
: >>> Properties
: >>> | Start in <=delete the value here (leaving it empty/blank) & OK your
: >>> way
: >>> out.
: >>> NB: Uninstalling IE8 (cf. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/957700
: >>> resolve the behavior but you should not have encountered it in the
: >>> place if IE8 was installed properly; cf.
: >>> --
: >>> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
: >>> MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
: >>> JSpruell wrote:
: >>> > I am getting tired of getting this error message every time I try to
: >>> > open
: >>> > an
: >>> > email with an attachment in Windows Vista Home Premium. If I want
: >>> > view
: >>> > the attachment, I have to forward the email to my office account and
: >>> > open
: >>> > it
: >>> > in XP - this is getting ridiculous.
: >>> > I have McAfee Security Center, and have never had a problem with
: >>> > opening
: >>> > attachments before I had to buy a new computer and could not get the
: >>> > needed
: >>> > support if I purchased the Windows XP.
: >>> > I think this is just a ploy to get consumers to purchase the latest
: >>> > and
: >>> > supposedly greatest releases of software programs.
: >>> > Any suggestions on what to do to get the attachments to open?
: >>> > BTW - I have also checked the Web for any updates that have not been
: >>> > downloaded and everything is up to date.
: >>> > Thanks for any help I can get.
: > So uninstall McAfee, and replace it with something better.. Any of the
: > free av's are better..
: > --
: > Mike Hall - MVP Windows Experience
: > http://msmvps.com/blogs/mikehall/