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PC Firewall/Anti-Virus Protection?


Distinguished Member
After endless failed attempts with my old PC I have finally rebuilt my machine and installed Windows MCE and Windows Media Connect to enable streaming from PC to Xbox 360. It's all connected and working :clap: :clap: :clap:

However at present I have no anti-virus software installed and only Windows Firewall. For the anti-virus protection I was considering McAffee - does anyone know if this causes the same sort of connectivity hastles as Norton does? Is anyone using it with a 360?

Likewise for the firewall I was planning on McAffee - again does anyone have this running with MCE and the 360? Any real issues configuring? Failing that what firewall do you guys recommend.


Standard Member
I have McAfee Anti-Virus/Firewall and I haven't had any problems.

Im using ICS btw.
Firewall wise use Zonealarm, it's free and it works!

Can't comment on AV, I use Norton SAV corporate edition 10 MR4 (fully licensed BTW), not sure if you can buy that version "of the shelf"


Distinguished Member
I've had problems of late with media connect, it was all working fine, then one day another blue screen of death popped up. Which caused media connect to stop streaming music to my 360.

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