With McAfee firewall protection, you can create and manage access permissions for new and existing programs that require inbound/outbound internet access to your computer. This helps you allow programs that are secure to access your computer, and to protect your computer from unauthorized programs.

Note: The instructions given below are for McAfee 12.8. To upgrade to the newest version of McAfee, check out our help article How do I upgrade my McAfee Internet Security Suite - Special edition

 

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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