McAfee & The Windows 10 Firewall

Dear Computer Lady,

Hi, Hope you can help me. I upgraded my laptop to windows 10, only problem I seem to be having since I have done that is that every time I start my computer up, I get a notice from my McAfee security program that my firewall is not on, and I have to manually turn it on.

I have tried to figure out why it is doing this since the upgrade, wondering if windows 10 has a firewall or something and it is turning my McAfee off or something. Is there someplace I can look, or something I can do to stop this from happening?

Thank you so much for any help you can give me. Helen

Dear Helen,

Windows 10 does have a firewall, but it is there for your protection.

Probably the easiest thing you can do to fix the situation, is to uninstall McAfee, restart your computer, then install McAfee again.

This should set the McAfee firewall as the main firewall which will load when Windows 10 starts.



It’s Your Turn: What do you think?
…. Share your experience in the comments box below.

Join The Family
become a patron today

Elizabeth Boston is a Web designer, Social Media Consultant and managing editor of, “Ask The Computer Lady”.
Connect with


Previous Post

How To Disable Startup Items in Task Manager

Next Post

Little Blue Circle

Leave a Reply