Adam Mathews

How to change McAfee Firewall settings in Windows 10

McAfee antivirus is a security software that is globally known for offering the best malware protection. McAfee antivirus has various plans for all Operating Systems. When you Install McAfee with product key; you get a premium McAfee plan which equips all the advanced features. McAfee antivirus provides an advanced firewall that keeps preventing unreliable access. McAfee has a powerful firewall that monitors your incoming traffic on the network. If it detects any malicious URL or link entering the device; McAfee firewall immediately blocks the network. It also regularly checks the outgoing traffic of your device which keeps an eye on the outgoing data packets. If anyone is trying to steal your data, McAfee firewall blocks the packets from moving outside.

But sometimes the firewall wrongly detects a safe link as suspicious and blocks the network. This issue mostly appears when you are playing an online game. The firewall continuously blocks the network which interrupts the game. If you don’t want to get your game interrupted then try disabling the firewall. But disabling the firewall can be dangerous. If you disable your firewall then malware can easily enter your network. Once you are done working then you should immediately enable the firewall to ensure that your device or network is not compromised.

Steps for disabling McAfee firewall:

Close all your running programs

Click on McAfee security from the desktop

McAfee dashboard will open on the screen

Go to PC security

Click on the gear icon

Choose firewall

Now toggle the firewall button to off. Once you disable your firewall, make sure to access only secure websites. Check for SSL encryption. Now access the file which was getting blocked by the firewall. After performing the work, you should enable your firewall.

Steps for enabling McAfee Firewall:

Close the program

Click on McAfee icon

McAfee dashboard will appear

Navigate to PC Security

Go to the gear icon

Now click on Firewall

Toggle the button to On

After enabling your firewall; you should also provide a full system scan. A full system scan of McAfee antivirus will flush out all the malware from your computer.

You can also manage your McAfee firewall setting from the taskbar. Close all the programs on your Windows 10 device. Hover the mouse to the taskbar. Now click on the McAfee icon on the taskbar. Click on change settings from the list. Now click on the Firewall option. Toggle the button to On/Off accordingly. In case if you are still getting errors while accessing the file then you should seek other solutions. Check for the internet connection. A weak internet connection is a potential reason for getting file access failure. If your internet connection is weak then wait until you get a smooth connection. If you are getting any errors due to McAfee antivirus then try to reinstall McAfee. Sometimes the user deletes the McAfee program files mistakenly and then McAfee antivirus shows various errors. Uninstall the McAfee from your device and then provide a fresh installation on your Windows 10

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