I've seen this with various 'privacy' software, but have no firm cure if the owner wants to keep the privacy software. I don't see the issues if we install just a firewall and antivirus, but this leads me to be believe the fix will be from the privacy software maker.
I have windows media 10 on two computers both running xp. I can view videos directly from windows media. However, I am unable to view clips from CNN or MSNBC or similar sites that use windows media format. Every attempt just locks in download mode and forces me to close out internet explorer. The wierd thing is it is happening on both computers. I shut off block pop ups, and I added both sites to my "allow" in mcafee security center (and I also attempted while shutting off mcafee). Any suggestions sould be appreciated.