How to manage firewall programs and permissions in McAfee?

With the firewall, you can manage and create access permissions for the existing and the recently launched programs on your operating systems that require inbound and outbound internet access. For those who know the benefits of having a firewall knows that the firewall lets you control full or outbound access for certain programs. It allows you to access remove and even block a program.

This article will highlight all the management features for McAfee firewall programs. If you have any other query related to McAfee programs then you can visit its official website.

How can you allow internet access for programs?

There are some programs such as Internet Browsers that are in need to access the internet for performing a proper function. The firewall allows you to use the Program permissions page to:

  • The firewall allows access for programs.
  • The firewall allows outbound-only access for programs.
  • You can block the access for programs.

Note: You can allow a program to access to full and outbound-only Internet access from the Outbound Events log.

6 easy steps to allow access to a program

You can allow a program that is blocked on your computer in order to have a full inbound and outbound internet access. To allow access to a program you can follow the steps mentioned below:-

  1. In the first step, you have to click on the “Internet & Network“, in the McAfee Security Center window via mcafee.com/activate and then click on the “Configure” page.
  2. You have to click on the “Advanced” option that is present under the “Firewall protection” option.
  3. Click on the “Program Permissions” page.
  4. Now, select a program with Blocked access.
  5. Now, click on the “Allow Access” option
  6. In the final step, you have to click on the “OK” option.

6 steps to block Internet access for programs

The firewall allows you to block the programs by accessing the internet. It makes certain that blocking a program is not interrupting the network connection or any other program that requires internet to work properly. The steps to block internet access are as follows:-

  1. In the first step, you have to click on the “Internet & Network” option and then click on the “Configure” option.
  2. You have to click on the “Advanced” option under the “Firewall protection “pane.
  3. Now, click on the “Program Permissions” options to proceed further.
  4. You have to select a program with full access or outbound-only access.
  5. Under the “Action” option you have to click on the “Block Access”.
  6. In the final step, you have to click on the “OK” option.

6 steps to remove access permissions for programs

Before you remove access permissions for a program, you need to make sure that its absence will not affect your computer’s functionality or your network connection. You can remove access permissions by following the steps that are mentioned below:-

  1. In the first step, you have to click on the Internet & Network and click on the “Configure” option.
  2. Now click on the “Advanced” option.
  3. You have to click on the “Program Permissions”.
  4. Now, click on the “Remove Program Permission” that is visible under the “Action” page.
  5. In the final step, you have to click on the “OK” option.

Conclusion:-

There are easy to follow steps to manage firewall programs and permissions in McAfee and these steps are mentioned above in the article. However, if you still face issues in managing the firewall programs by following the corresponding steps then you can get in touch with the Customer Support executives of McAfee via a toll-free number that is available on its official website.