You should also just disable the Windows Firewall (unless you have a compelling reason to use it) since AOL 9.0 SE has its own personal firewall software (McAfee Personal Firewall Express) built right in. To suppress those messages, try disabling firewall notification messages from Security Center as follows:
- Click Start and Run
- Enter wscui.cpl and click OK
- In the Resources area on the left side, click Change the way Security Center alerts me
- Click the firewall checkbox to clear that option.
- Click OK
This was first published in October 2006