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BT McAFee Web Security blocks this site.

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Just a few days ago I upgraded to Macintosh OSX Mojave, and consequently had to reinstall McAfee Antivirus that comes free with BT Broadband.

It blocked me from this site completely for a few days; now that I've managed to get access it still warns me about every page. Any computer gurus out there know why, and how I can stop it?

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Now that I'm in, it warns me every time:

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Simple answer: don’t use mcafee , it’s almost as bad as Norton.

Ive not had any  anti virus on my Mac for years and it’s never been a problem.

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Same here. Had Macs for >18 years and have never found antivirus to be necessary. Both the router and the Mac have properly configured firewalls and I do run Noscript, Adblock plus and Ghostery.

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Interestingly, Apple Safari has dropped support for the Site Protection plugin from McAfee. 

McAfee hates social networks, especially forums. If you insist on using it and ad-blockers - they offer this advice: 

How to add URLs to the Trusted Sites list in Web Protection
Use the following steps to allow customers to add sites to a list of trusted sites so they will always be allowed to access those sites:
  • Log in to the Control Console.
  • Click the Web Protection tab.
  • Click the Policies tab.
  • Double-click the policy you want to edit or highlight the policy and click Edit.
  • Click the Category tab.
  • Click to expand the Trusted Site: Category Filter Bypass band.
  • Click New and type the URL you want to add to the Trusted Sites list.
  • Repeat steps 6 and 7 to add additional URLs as needed.
  • Click Save. Allow up to 15 minutes for your changes to take effect.

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Or just don't use McAfee. Just because BT gives you something for free doesn't mean you need to use it. And on a Mac you don't need to use it. All it does is slow things down.

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And good luck trying to get rid of it too.

Stuart.

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