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How do enable firewall for MacOS Monterey?

I've been searching these forums and have tried the solutions for Catalina and BigSur but no luck.

When trying to enable the firewall onMcAfee AntiVirus Plus it just refreshes and says I am still at risk.

Mac Version: Monterey 12.5

McAfee AntiVirus Plus Version: 4.14.0.0

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GaneshR
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Re: How do enable firewall for MacOS Monterey?

Hi @chrisduarte64 

Greetings From McAfee!!!

Sorry for the inconvenience caused. Please check for any pending McAfee updates. To turn on the firewall, you must allow Full Disk Access and make sure that System Extensions aren’t blocked. Please go through below article for more information.

Firewall Issue on Mac

Alternatively you can get in touch with our chat support from below location

McAfee Consumer Support

Regards

Ganesh Raju R

 

roarty58
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Re: How do enable firewall for MacOS Monterey?

Did all that and the firewall remains disabled.

Re: How do enable firewall for MacOS Monterey?

Same here. Come on McAfee. This is a terrible fail

xyz1231
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Re: How do enable firewall for MacOS Monterey?

I spent few hours on it, so posting so you can save some time of your life.

 

Have "Full Disk Access" enabled for VShieldScanner, VShieldTaskManager, GenUtility, fmpd, McAfee Network Extension, VshieldScanManager, McAfeeSystemExtensions. 

Make sure "App Store and identified developers" is selected

Make sure also on the General tab of Security & Privacy you allow any allow messages. 

 

roarty58
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Re: How do enable firewall for MacOS Monterey?

@xyz1231 Unfortunately I have all of that set as well and the firewall continues to refuse to be enabled.

roarty58
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Re: How do enable firewall for MacOS Monterey?

@GaneshR those fixes don't work.  All McAfee Support was able to tell me was that they know the product is broken and they are working on it.  Seems like McAfee should be issuing refunds for a broken product.

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