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Re: McAfee has blocked my Skype so that I can't change my status on Skype to 'online'

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Hi there;  I have just been having an online chat with McAfee Technical Support and it turns out that the free McAfee protection that was pre-installed on my laptop has expired.  I was advised to remove the software, which I have just done and, on restarting my PC, I find I can now use Skype again.  Many thanks for all your help; this is a great forum and I am very grateful that you replied so speedily to me query.  I hope that this helps others with the same problem.  Thanks again, Ex_Brit!

Re: McAfee has blocked my Skype so that I can't change my status on Skype to 'online'

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Well that would certainly explain it.   I strongly advise you to obtain full antivirus and firewall protection a.s.a.p. though as these days, you certainly need them.

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Re: McAfee has blocked my Skype so that I can't change my status on Skype to 'online'

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                While I am happy that you can now connect to Skype. If you have chosen to not renew with McAfee. At the minimum install Microsoft Security Essentials,and please make sure Windows Defender is enabled as well. For you leave yourself susceptible to infection without an (Active) Anti-Virus/Anti-Spyware Solution.

                   In addition to removing the (Expired) subscription from your Control Panel/Programs /Features.

               Did you in addition use the Latest (MCPR Tool ) McAfee Consumer Product Tool, to completely remove remnants left over? As explained in the following Link: How to uninstall or reinstall supported McAfee products using the Consumer Products Removal tool (MC...

                Just trying to keep your best interests at heart.

All the very best,

Regards,

Catdaddy

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Re: McAfee has blocked my Skype so that I can't change my status on Skype to 'online'

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Sometimes we simply think alike

Again, I was unaware you had replied...

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