How to Turn Off McAfee Firewall in Windows 10?

McAfee, earlier called Intel Security Groups, is the largest computer security software company in the world. The headquarters of this company are in Santa Clara, California. The Windows Firewall aims at keeping people getting unauthorized access to the user’s data on the computer. If you constantly worry about the security of your computer network, then you must have a firewall. McAfee Firewall protection helps you to manage and generate access permissions for programs. These programs can be new or existing and they need inbound or outbound internet access to the computer system. Therefore, the McAfee Firewall lets only the secure programs to gain access to the computer thereby protecting the computer from unauthorized programs.

Although it is crucial to have a firewall and always keep it on, having two security programs for the same purpose running at the same time on the same device is not wise. Therefore, if you have two firewall programs installed on your computer, it is safe to turn one of them off. Turning off the firewall program is pretty easy and it hardly takes ten minutes to do it.

Steps to turn off McAfee firewall protection in Windows 10:-

In order to disable McAfee firewall protection, follow these steps:-

Step 1: Go to the Windows Taskbar and on the left size of the clock find the McAfee(M) icon. Double click on the icon.
Step 2: A McAfee Security Center Window will open. Click on “Web and Email Protection” which will be in the upper middle area of the screen.
Step 3: In the Web and Email Protection panel, go to Firewall and check its status. Click on Firewall: On.
Step 4: Below the Firewall: On, on the right side there will be two buttons- Turn Off and Restore Defaults. Click on “Turn Off” button.
Step 5: A confirmation dialog box will pop up. It will ask for the confirmation for turning off the firewall. You will be asked “When do you want to resume firewall?” The options will be-

  • In 15 minutes
  • In 30 minutes
  • In 45 minutes
  • In 60 minutes
  • When I restart my PC
  • Never

Step 6: Select the appropriate option as per your choice from the drop down menu and then click on “Turn Off” button.
Step 7: Click on “Done” and your McAfee Firewall has been successfully turned off.

Disabling Windows Firewall in Windows 10:-

Windows Firewall is a good measure for protection but if there is an alternate firewall program installed in the system them disabling the windows firewall is the best choice. Here are the steps on how to turn off Windows firewall in Windows 10:-

Step 1: Go to the Power User Menu and open the Control Panel.
Step 2: Select “System and Security” and select Windows Firewall.
Step 3: Go to the left side of Windows Firewall screen and choose “Turn Windows Firewall on or off”.
Step 4: Click on the bubble located next to Turn off Windows Firewall. If you wish then you can disable the firewall for only private networks, or for only public networks or for both networks.
Step 5: Click on the OK button and your Windows Firewall is turned off.

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