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Michel52
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An idea | Block incoming connections

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Hello to the whole team!

Like outgoing connections, it would be nice if the antivirus could ask us to block incoming connections, unless McAfee already does it? I think that would prevent a lot of infections of all kinds. Thnak you!

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Re: An idea | Block incoming connections

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Hi @Michel52 

Greetings from McAfee!

McAfee Firewall checks the incoming IP address (a unique identifier that helps identify Internet-connected devices) against McAfee Global Threat Intelligence (GTI) database. GTI catalogs the reputations of IP addresses around the globe. IP addresses associated with phishing websites, sites infected with malware, or otherwise malicious sites, have a 'bad' reputation in the GTI database. So, they are blocked from connecting to your PC and show up as risky connections in your McAfee software.

You can always contact the chat support using below link for technical assistance.

McAfee Support

Regards,
Sudharsanam G

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Re: An idea | Block incoming connections

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Hi @Michel52 

Greetings from McAfee!

McAfee Firewall checks the incoming IP address (a unique identifier that helps identify Internet-connected devices) against McAfee Global Threat Intelligence (GTI) database. GTI catalogs the reputations of IP addresses around the globe. IP addresses associated with phishing websites, sites infected with malware, or otherwise malicious sites, have a 'bad' reputation in the GTI database. So, they are blocked from connecting to your PC and show up as risky connections in your McAfee software.

You can always contact the chat support using below link for technical assistance.

McAfee Support

Regards,
Sudharsanam G

Michel52
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Re: An idea | Block incoming connections

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Thank you for your response, it reassures me. :))

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