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mcafee doesnt work when i do everything, its not mcafee its oculus

so im trying to get echo VR for my quest link but it says my antivirus is stopping it, so I try to turn of the firewall but it still doesn't want to work.

can someone help me? or oculus can you help me?
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  • bobarhett13bobarhett13 Posts: 22
    Brain Burst
    I think something like this is happening to me except it's my Oculus Link.  Cable is green check, I select enable link.  I get three loading dots or a black screen.  It used to work.
  • RichooalRichooal Posts: 1,615 Valuable Player
    so im trying to get echo VR for my quest link but it says my antivirus is stopping it, so I try to turn of the firewall but it still doesn't want to work.

    can someone help me? or oculus can you help me?

    If it's saying that your antivirus is stopping it. That means you will need to disable your antivirus, not your firewall. 
    Having said that, I don't think anyone should disable antivirus whilst installing something. If an install program is prevented from installing by antivirus software, then it is doing something it shouldn't. The onus should be on the install program to fix the problem.
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  • Digikid1Digikid1 Posts: 2,213 Valuable Player
    edited May 21
    McAfee and Norton are crap.  Pure and simple, overbloated, resource hogging CRAP!

    Uninstall it....get an ACTUALLY GOOD anti virus program instead.  ESET is quite good and uses way less resources.
  • DaftnDirectDaftnDirect Posts: 5,719 Volunteer Moderator
    edited May 21
    The best site I've found for AV testing is, erm, AV-Test
    https://www.av-test.org/en/antivirus/home-windows/

    McAfee has historically been quite poor but seems to have improved a lot over the last few years. I use Norton as it's consistently performed well and less of a performance hog than most.

    As far as AV software blocking installs is concerned, I'm never sure where the responsibility lies, on the blocked software's devs to submit details to all the AV companies? on AV companies to test all commonly installed software? or on users to submit reports of false positives. Probably all three.
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  • Umpa_PCUmpa_PC Posts: 794
    Trinity
    I just use windows defender, and windows firewall.  Never had a problem !
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  • DaftnDirectDaftnDirect Posts: 5,719 Volunteer Moderator
    Windows Defender is pretty good. I'm just glad everyone now has anti-malware installed, it should have always been that way.
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  • MorgrumMorgrum Posts: 1,712 Valuable Player
    edited May 21
    Yep windows defender, windows firewall, and malware blocker here and ilI have never had an issue.
    But I also do not go to sketchy sites and download torrent files.

    To the original poster delete Mcafee its trash.
    It is just as bad a bloatware as AOL was.
    WAAAGH!
  • MradrMradr Posts: 3,760 Valuable Player
    Just my 2cents - and from my tech side - its been a pretty poor AV in the past. Both in a good way and in the bad way in that I've seen this product block and stop Windows from working even with legit programs while it might be trying its best to protect everything - it cause a lot of problems as well.
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