Mcafee Firewall Blocking

Mcafee Firewall Blocking

By default, the McAfee Firewall program blocks a few features to protect your computer from suspicious activities. If you do not wish to block any specific features, follow the quick steps below.

Mcafee Firewall Blocking Internet

If you cannot access the internet after installing the McAfee Firewall software on your computer, proceed with the following steps to resolve it.

  • Launch the McAfee application on your computer.
  • Select Web and Email Protection -> Firewall and then enable the Firewall feature by turning it on.
  • Go to Program Permissions -> Block rules to check the accessibility of your application.
  • Select the Restore Defaults option to restore the settings of your McAfee Firewall.
  • If you are not able to resolve the issue, turn off the McAfee feature temporarily.

Mcafee Firewall Blocking Remote Desktop

Follow the troubleshooting steps mentioned below to unblock Windows Remote Desktop Program (RDP) through your McAfee Firewall program.

  • Click the M shield icon on the task tray to open the McAfee Security application on your computer.
  • Click Internet & Network -> Configure -> Firewall protection is enabled -> Advanced and then select the Program Permissions option.
  • Select the Remote Desktop from the Program list and then click Grant Full Access.
  • Click Apply -> OK after making the changes in the settings.

Mcafee Firewall Blocking Internet Access Windows 7

To configure the McAfee Host Intrusion Prevention Firewall settings, perform the guided instructions given below.

  • On your Windows 7, navigate to Start -> Accessories -> System Tools -> System Restore to open the System Restore window.
  • On the System Restore window, select the Next button at the bottom of the screen.
  • Checkmark the box next to the ‘Show more restore points’ option to view all the restoring points on the main panel of the screen.
  • Select the restoring point and then click the Next button.
  • When the subsequent window opens, check whether you have selected the relevant restoration point.
  • Click the Finish button for confirmation.

Mcafee Firewall Blocking Network Printer

To unblock a network printer using the McAfee Security software, perform the instructions given below.

  • Launch the McAfee Security software on your computer.
  • Click the Web & Email Protection option.
  • Click  Internet Connections for Programs Firewall Advanced Program Permissions .
  • From the list of the printers, choose the network printer that you want to block and click the Allow button.

Mcafee Firewall Blocking File Sharing

  • You can unblock the File Sharing option by port settings on your wireless router or through your Internet Service Provider.
  • First, identify the port used by your sharing application.
  • Launch the application to begin the port identification process.
  • Click the Preference button and choose the Connection option.
  • Now the ports used by the application will be displayed on your computer screen.
  • The ports may be TCP & UDP.
  • Take a note of the ports displayed on the screen and exit the application.
  • Now, launch the McAfee Security software on your computer.
  • Click the  Web & Email Protection  option followed by  Firewall Ports & System Services Add .
  • Now, in the  Service Name  field, type the keyword of your application and if required, give a small description about the application or service.
  • Now, enter the noted TCP data in the  Local TCP/IP Ports  field and UDP information in the  Local UDP Ports  section.
  • Select the  All PCs option  in the Open ports to the drop-down menu and click the  Save  button.
  • Now, restart your computer and check the functions of the application.
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Mcafee Firewall Blocking Websites

To unblock a website using McAfee Security Center, follow the instructions given below.

  • Launch the McAfee Security software by double-clicking its icon on your system desktop or All Programs list.
  • Click the  Parental Controls  drop-down menu and choose the highlighted Parental Controls option.
  • If you are entering the parental control section for the first time, then you will be prompted to set the  Administrator Password . In that case, click the  Set  button.
  • Type a strong password in the  Enter Password  field.
  • Re-type the same password in the  Re-enter Password  field and type the  Password Hint  in the given field.
  • Click the Next button. Now a dialog box will appear on the screen with the message,  Administrator Password Saved .  Click the OK button.
  • Now you will be directed to the Protect Your Family page.
  • If you have created the Administrator Password already, then click the Edit button next to the  Protect Your Family  section on the Parental Control screen and enter the Password in the given field.
  • Click the Enter button. Choose the family members you wish to control and enter the Password in the given field.
  • Click the Protect button, choose the user’s age from the drop-down menu, and click the Optional Settings button.
  • Now, type the specific web address you want to allow in the Web Address field and click the Radio button beside the Allow option.
  • Click the Add button followed by Done.

 McAfee firewall blocking wireless printer

  • First, double-click the Taskbar icon and launch the Security Center.
  • Under that, click Web and Email Protection.
  • Now, select Firewall.
  • Next, to select programs, click the Internet connections option.
  • Scroll down the given list and check if the Spooler Service has been given full access.
  • If the option is not available, add it by clicking the Add button.
  • Check if you are able to access your wireless printer.

Mcafee Firewall Blocking Network Sharing

  • First, launch McAfee. Now, click PC Security and select Firewall from the left pane.
  • Click the Smart Advice and Advanced Settings option.
  • Now, click Allow ICMP Ping requests followed by Apply to set the settings.
  • Next, choose My Network Connections.
  • Now, check whether the IP address and the network which the computer makes use of are listed with a security level equal to blocked. 

McAfee Firewall blocking internet explorer

  • First, check the Application access.
  • Next, double-click the M shield icon on the taskbar.
  • Now, click Web and Email Protection.
  • Click the Firewall link.
  • Confirm whether the Firewall is on from the Firewall options window.
  • Now, click Program Permissions.
  • For Internet Explorer, click iexplore.exe-.
  • Enable outbound access to the programs that want the network.
  • Next, click Restore Defaults. Grant permission for the network when prompted.
  • In the Firewall options window, click the Turn off button.
  • Now the McAfee firewall prompts to confirm the settings with a pop-up message.
  • Choose Resume time and then click Turn Off.
  • Next, check the connection again and turn on the firewall. Restart the computer.

Mcafee Firewall Blocking Google Chrome

Carry out the following steps to uninstall the McAfee Firewall program from your computer.

  • First, launch Security Center’s Firewall.
  • Click Internet Connections for Programs tab.
  • Now, click the Add button, and the Internet connection for Programs window will appear.
  • In the Access field, select Full or Outgoing.
  • Then, click Browse, and you can find the location in program files.
  • Launch Google and click Chrome. Choose Application.
  • Next, click the Chrome.exe file and then click the Open button.
  • Chrome is now enabled.