How to disable firewall in McAfee Internet Security?

The reason why McAfee is among the most popular internet security software is that it really provides a great protection. But, sometimes, the protection is so strong that it might impact the user experience. In some cases, the McAfee firewall will prevent secure sites from opening. It might also stop you from downloading some files, which it flags as dangerous.

So, if the firewall is too strict, you might want to think about turning it off. The good news is that disabling the firewall can be done easily. Furthermore, switching it off does not mean that your computer will get unprotected. The antivirus will still keep you safe from malware, phishing schemes, and even spammy emails.

Turning off McAfee Firewall

Here is a step-by-step guide on how to disable firewall in McAfee Internet security, provided by McAfee technical support:

  • Step 1 – Open the antivirus
  • Step 2 – Go to Security Center
  • Step 3 – Click on Web and Email Protection
  • Step 4 – By default the firewall is turned, so you need to switch it
  • Step 5 – Click Firewall, then click on Turn Off
  • Step 6 – The program will then ask you for how long you want to switch it off (you can choose the time when the firewall will resume)
  • Step 7 – Click Done and exit

Although turning off the firewall can have its perks, we still advise you not to keep it disabled for a long time. The whole point of the firewall is to keep dangerous files and programs away. Even more, you can set it to be selective. You can set certain files, apps, and websites, to be allowed on your computer, even though they might seem dangerous to the antivirus. In order to do this, give a call to the McAfee support number Australia and follow their instructions.


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