Showing results for 
Show  only  | Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Message 1 of 5

Firewall is blocking all internet access

I am having problems with connection with the internet (Chrome & Edge) for WIN11.

I have “Restore Default” for WiFI, isolated VPN, turn off “Net Guard”. The only way is connect is by turning off the Firewall.

The following versions are installed:

McAfee Total protection Version 16.0 Release Name 16.0 R43

McAfee Personal Firewall  Build 21.3.194 Version 21.3


 Any advice or adjustment to settings?


4 Replies
Message 2 of 5

Re: Firewall is blocking all internet access

Hi @anemil ,

Greetings from Mcafee.

We are really sorry for the inconvenience caused. Kindly follow the below steps to fix the issue.

  • Open RUN command box >>Type NETSH WINSOCK RESET >> OK
  • Open McAfee>>My protection>>My Home Network>>Trust this network
  • Settings>>General settings>>access Protection>>disable
  • Reboot the computer

If issue still persist, kindly uninstall and reinstall Mcafee and update us the outcome. For any further assistance, feel free to reach our consumer support team for any assistance.

McAfee Consumer Support



Message 3 of 5

Re: Firewall is blocking all internet access

Thanks Kumar.

I have tried the solutions and uninstalled and reinstalled, however behavior of Firewall still blocks the internet.


Message 4 of 5

Re: Firewall is blocking all internet access

Has your issue been resolved yet?
Mine remains outstanding after two weeks!
After the 'Tech Support' failed to show up on two scheduled sessions, I finally tracked down where I could do a 'chat' session and initiated a chat using the provided Service Request number assigned to my case. This Tech Support person ultimately had to extract some logs for 'further assessment' as to why they couldn't resolve the issue. I now await a further update from them, second day of awaiting communication.

Message 5 of 5

Re: Firewall is blocking all internet access

Hi @J0301,

Umm... indirectly, i'm using Product N. as my renewal is due in April.

How Many Badges Can You Collect?
Ready for a little competition? Members like you are earning badges and unlocking perks for their helpful answers. Are you? Click here to find out.

Community Help Hub

    New to the forums or need help finding your way around the forums? There's a whole hub of community resources to help you.

  • Find Forum FAQs
  • Learn How to Earn Badges
  • Ask for Help
Go to Community Help

Join the Community

    Thousands of customers use the McAfee Community for peer-to-peer and expert product support. Enjoy these benefits with a free membership:

  • Get helpful solutions from McAfee experts.
  • Stay connected to product conversations that matter to you.
  • Participate in product groups led by McAfee employees.
Join the Community
Join the Community