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Accidently blocked Google Chrome. Need help!

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I wasn't looking and I think I blocked my Google Chrome when it popped up. I have the 2010 version of McAfee Internet Sceurity. A lot of people are saying to set Chrome to 'outgoing' on the firewall page, but when I looked, chrome wasn't even listed as one of the programs there. Whenever I try clicking on it, I get this error: Error 138 (net::ERR_NETWORK_ACCESS_DENIED): Unable to access the network. I have been searching for a solution for nearly an hour now, and need help!

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Re: Accidently blocked Google Chrome. Need help!

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In Security Center's Firewall Settings, go to the 'Internet Connections for Programs' section. There is (or should be) an 'Add' button. Click on it and you should see this -

Add Program to Firewall settings.JPG

Leave Access on Full or change it to Outgoing, whichever you prefer. Netguard is best left to On if you have it.

Click Browse and you'll get a list of places in Program Files. Go to Google, select Chrome then Application. Click on 'chrome.exe' and then click the 'Open' button. That window closes. Click on 'Save'. Chrome should now be allowed again.

If it doesn't work or you still get the message, come back and let us know.

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In Security Center's Firewall Settings, go to the 'Internet Connections for Programs' section. There is (or should be) an 'Add' button. Click on it and you should see this -

Add Program to Firewall settings.JPG

Leave Access on Full or change it to Outgoing, whichever you prefer. Netguard is best left to On if you have it.

Click Browse and you'll get a list of places in Program Files. Go to Google, select Chrome then Application. Click on 'chrome.exe' and then click the 'Open' button. That window closes. Click on 'Save'. Chrome should now be allowed again.

If it doesn't work or you still get the message, come back and let us know.

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Yes, my internet is back. Thank you!

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Hey, that's good. Plus we now have the whole thing documented for the next time it happens to someone

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Google is not listed when I browse.

Re: Accidently blocked Google Chrome. Need help!

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McAfee Total Protection 2018 provided a complete all-in-one solution to your PC security. It also comes with Password Manager, Multi-Device Protection, File Lock, Free Support. It has been reported that McAfee blocking Chrome in some of the Microsoft Windows devices. McAfee will not allow the user to install the Google Chrome web browser on their laptops or desktops. This issue cannot be simply solved by disabling the McAfee antivirus before installing Google chrome. 

Below are the complete steps to solve McAfee blocking Chrome:-

  • Make sure you have the most recent version of McAfee installed.
  • If you want Google Chrome to be unblocked so you may browse the web with it, you should give it full access to all of the rights in the McAfee antivirus dashboard.
  • To do so, start your McAfee antivirus program.
  • Click the "Navigation" link that appears in the top right corner of the McAfee window from the McAfee antivirus home screen.
  • After that, you'll be presented with a variety of options from which to choose.
  • Select "firewall" from the drop-down menu.
  • Find the Google Chrome program listed under the "Program Permissions" tab.
  • Select "edit" from the Google Chrome program.
  • After that, select Allow full access for Google Chrome from the drop-down menu.

Now you will be able to access the google chrome browser with your McAfee software

 

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