My laptop came with McAfee installed and I'm using the trial.
Including (too much?) background info, bolded is the main thing.
Coincidentally, I think, because I haven't been logging the issue, wirelessly connected devices seem to be bumping others offline. One laptop (without McAfee) can be successfully online but when the other connects (with McAfee) the wireless connection drops and then the newer connection also drops. And vice versa.
I noticed that in the firewall log the modem IP is listed as being blocked and it correctly says it's "on your own network". It's the basic IP used to access the modem interface so it seemed like it could be the culprit. This seems odd to me but I don't really understand this stuff. Should I allow that IP or does it mean I have an internal problem I need to pursue?
I have run Malwarebytes and it an McAfee have never found an issue. I did see in other posts something about not using Malwarebytes trial, which is what installed when I downloaded it. I don't know how to get the free version by itself so that may also be something I need to do.
I should also include that I did have something weird happen. In the midst of all this, several days ago, the mouse cursor changed appearance and my search changed to Amazon. I immediately ran scans that were negative. It hasn't happened again. I unchecked Amazon search in Firefox and a restart fixed the cursor. I am pretty sure the dropping issue started before this but now I'm not sure.
The next step is to turn off the firewall and see if that fixes it but I still have concerns McAfee knows something I don't.
Do I need to useGetSusp or is this a know issue with McAfee I can just override and allow the modem's IP?
UPDATE: ran GetSup no problems. I also noticed that the modem IP address is listed under the wireless entry for OK IP addresses. The problem hasn't persisted to the extent it did the day I was prompted to post my initial question so I dunno. Alternating getting online with the two laptops while the firewall was off eliminated the problem but we only tried that for a few minutes. Again...I dunno.