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Unable to Close Windows File Sharing Ports (139, 445) in McAfee Live Safe Firewall

This is the current situation on my Windows PC:

Network profile: Private 

File and printer sharing for Private profile: Off

Windows file sharing ports in Windows firewall: Closed

McAfee firewall: On

Windows file sharing ports in McAfee firewall: Closed (not checked)

Despite the above settings I'm able to connect via SMB to my Windows PC from another machine.

If I turn-off the McAfee firewall, I'm still able to connect as it appears the Windows firewall doesn't automatically turn-on if the McAfee firewall is turned-off. Consequently there appears to be no active firewall in this situation.

The only way I can close the Windows file sharing ports is to uninstall McAfee and let the Windows firewall take control.

Is this behaviour expected? Is there any way to close the Windows file sharing ports using the McAfee firewall?

Regards, Steve.

 

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Re: Unable to Close Windows File Sharing Ports (139, 445) in McAfee Live Safe Firewall

Hi @tech-otaku 

We regret for the inconvenience!

Kindly let us know the below details to assist you better:

  1. OS name and version
  2. McAfee version
  3. Please share the screenshot of Traffic controller settings under McAfee's firewall.

Alternatively, You can always contact the chat support using below link for immediate assistance.

McAfee Support

Regards,
Sudharsanam G

Re: Unable to Close Windows File Sharing Ports (139, 445) in McAfee Live Safe Firewall

Hi @Sudharsanam_G1 

Thank you for your reply.

  • Windows 11 Home (22H2) build 22621.382
  • McAfee LiveSafe 16.0 R48
  • Traffic Controller screenshot:

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I tried all of the Traffic Controller settings and only Lockdown stopped any SMB connections from my other machine.

Regards, Steve.

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Re: Unable to Close Windows File Sharing Ports (139, 445) in McAfee Live Safe Firewall

Hi @tech-otaku 

Greetings from McAfee.

We are sorry for the inconvenience caused. I have sent a private message to you, kindly check the private message for further details.

Regards,
Venkat

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