McAfee Internet Security - How to Open a Port

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Occasionally, you may find that a service or product which uses the internet is unable to effectively operate due to your antivirus software. This can happen when the "ports" that are used by the software have been blocked or limited. You can open these ports to allow proper network traffic flow to and from McAfee Internet Security.

 

Quick Steps

  1. Open the McAfee Internet Security program
  2. Select the Web and Email Protection
  3. Select the Firewall link
  4. Select Ports and System Services
  5. Click Add
  6. Enter a program name, description and a the TCP or UDP port that you would like to open
  7. Change the drop down option for the Open Ports to: field to All PC’s
  8. Click Save

 

 

Full Guide

  1. Open the McAfee Internet Security program on your computer. You can do this by either double clicking the McAfee icon on your desktop, or alternatively finding the program in your start menu 
  2. Choose the Web and Email Protection option from the list, then select the Firewall link

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McAfee Internet Security - How to Open a Port

  1. Within the Firewall menu, find and click on the Ports and System Services option. This will provide you with a list of the default ports currently available for you to open
  2. Click Add

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  1. Enter a program name, category and description in the corresponding fields so that you can recognize it later if you need to disable or modify it

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  1. Enter the TCP or UDP port that you would like to open to network traffic
  2. Change the drop down option for the Open Ports to: field to All PC’s
  3. Click Save 

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  1. Once you have saved your changes, you will once again see your new entry listed in the Ports and System Services drawer. Ensure that you have a check mark in your newly created open port

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