McAfee firewall comes as a built-in component of a few McAfee antivirus programs namely McAfee AntiVirus Plus 2012/11 and McAfee Internet Security etc. McAfee firewall also comes as a standalone program namely McAfee Personal Firewall, McAfee Personal Firewall Plus, and McAfee Internet Security etc. In case you experience a problem with your network or wireless connection, you may think of disabling McAfee firewall. So, here is a free McAfee firewall support guide for you. It will help you easily disable McAfee firewall program.
McAfee Antivirus Plus 2019/20 and McAfee Internet Security
The user interface for these three antivirus programs is quite similar. So, you can easily turn off the firewall in whichever of the three programs you are using. Look for the M icon on the desktop or in the system tray. Double-click the icon to open the McAfee antivirus console. The screen that will open now will be anything by the name SecurityCenter, Internet Security, or AntiVirus Plus 2012/11 depending on the type of McAfee program you have.
On the Home screen, you will see the security status of your computer. Look at the third option which is Firewall: On. It indicates that the firewall is turned on. Click the angle sign next to Firewall: On. Click the Settings link on the right-hand side. You will see the firewall status. Click the Turn off button. When prompted for confirmation and action to turn the firewall back on, select a time period from the drop-down arrow. You can select any time period from the given options. If you want to disable the firewall permanently, select Never and then hit the Turn off button. Save the changes and exit the McAfee console.
McAfee Personal Firewall& McAfee Personal Firewall Plus
Look for the M icon in the system tray, right-click on it, and select Personal Firewall from the drop-down options. From Personal Firewall, point the mouse to select Disable. Alternatively, you can double-click the M icon to open the McAfee SecurityCenter console. When in the console, look for Personal Firewall or Personal Firewall+ (depending on your version) in the left-hand panel and click it. You will see the status and history of the firewall program. Look at the top where it says ‘Personal Firewall or Personal Firewall Plus is currently protecting your computer. Click here if you want to disable Personal Firewall Plus’. Click on disable, the underlined link. Confirm the action if prompted.
In McAfee Personal Firewall Plus, you can turn off the firewall in another way also. Double-click the M icon to open the McAfee SecurityCenter console. Click Internet & Network in the left-hand panel and then click Configure. Click the Firewall protection is enabled strip. Click the Off button. When prompted, select a time period to turn the firewall automatically back on and then hit the OK button. You can select Never from the drop-down arrow in case you want to turn off the firewall permanently.
You must re-enable firewall after your issue has resolved. A firewall protects your computer from unauthorized access and hackers. Contact a McAfee technical support or McAfee antivirus support service in case the firewall doesn’t turn off and cause further issues.
Shahid Zargar is a McAfee Antivirus Expert and he has been working in the technology industry for the last 5 years. As a technical expert, he has written technical blogs, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as mcafee.com/activate