Uninstall of McAfee Personal Firewall Kills Internet and TCP/IP Connections

Posted August 24, 2004 by mikejc in Windows

Users, beware! Removing McAfee Personal Firewall can distrupt your network connections.

After you uninstall McAfee Personal Firewall, one or more of the following issues may occur:

You are unable to view Web pages.
You are unable to ping URL addresses.

When you issue the ipconfig /renew command, you receive the following error message:

An error occurred while renewing interface local area connection: an operation was attempted on something that is not a socket.

This behavior occurs if you remove Personal Firewall from your computer through the Add/Remove Programs tool in the Control Panel.


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