Is it possible that McAfee Security Center can "lock" home page of Internet Explorer and not allow it to surf?
Posted on 2008-10-06
I am wondering if it is possible that McAfee Security Center can "lock" home page of Internet Explorer and not allow it to surf other addresses. The reason I ask is because of an unusual problem being experience with a friend's IE 6 SP2 browswer. Basically, the browser only opens the home page and nothing else. If I type any internet address in the address bar (e.g. google.com, yahoo.com, etc.), I only get a white page with the title Internet Explorer. It also locks up at that point as well. Whenever I close it, I get a message that a problem occured and whether I want to send it to Microsoft.
At the moment, I have installed an alternative browswer, Mozilla Firefox. Interesting, this browser is working great. I am able to surf the internet just fine with it. I only have problems whenever I switch back to IE.
Realizing that some security programs can lock web pages, I was just curious if I can possibly change a setting within McAfee to correct it assuming it is the culprit. I have run various malware test which have come back clean as well.
Any followup to this puzzling question will be appreciated.