Enable/disable firewall using McAfee Internet Security Suite - Special edition from AOL

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Enable/disable firewall using McAfee Internet Security Suite - Special edition from AOL

For instructions on how to enable/disable McAfee firewall, click on the version of McAfee you currently have installed on your computer. If you've installed McAfee after October 14, 2013 you are using version 12.8.

 

To upgrade to the newest version of McAfee, check out our help article How do I upgrade my McAfee Internet Security Suite?


The instructions given below are for McAfee Internet Security Suite - Special edition from AOL version 12.8.

With McAfee firewall protection, you can create and manage access permissions for new and existing programs that require inbound/outbound internet access.

How To

Enable firewall protection

To enable firewall protection:

1. On the Windows taskbar, next to the clock, double-click the McAfee (M) icon.

Note: If you're using Windows 7 or 8 and don't see the McAfee icon next to the clock, click the arrow next to the clock to reveal hidden icons.

M icon

2. In the McAfee SecurityCenter window, click Web and Email Protection.

Web and Email Protection

3. Click Firewall: Off.

Firewall: Off

4. Click the Turn On button.

Turn On

5. Click Done.

Done

Disable firewall protection

To disable firewall protection:

1. On the Windows taskbar, next to the clock, double-click the McAfee (M) icon.

Note: If you're using Windows 7 or 8 and don't see the McAfee icon next to the clock, click the arrow next to the clock to reveal hidden icons.

M icon

2. In the McAfee SecurityCenter window, click Web and Email Protection.

Web and Email Protection

3. Click Firewall:On.

Firewall: On

4.Click the Turn Off button.

Turn Off

5. On the Turn Off Firewall confirmation dialog box, click the When do you want to resume Firewall drop-down menu, choose the appropriate option, and then click Turn Off.

Turn On

6. Click Done.

Done


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Last updated: 06-10-2014
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