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McAfee Updates and Firefox


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Steve3948

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Hi All,

Can anyone offer advise, McAfee say it cannot be done.
When I receive a pop up from McAfee saying update available, click here for update.
I click, but my default browser is Firefox, and the update will not work.

I then need to change my browser default back to IE and then click update again.
Everthing then updates no problem.
It's then a case of changing the browser default back to Firefox, which is a pain in the [bleep].

McAffe say the update will only work in IE, which I find hard to beleive.

Has anyone got a way over this.

Thanks.
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Just open IE the next time you have to update.
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I know thats the simple answer, but it's when I do this that I get adware/spyware dropping in, even though I have Webroot, Ad-aware, spyblaster, McAfee Anti Spyware.

I would prefer to ignore IE6 100%, but it seems it's not possible.

Would any other browser work.

Thanks for your offer of help.
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Why don't we see what's going on with your computer. :tazz:

Please Click here!, and follow the recommendations in the guide.

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