Showing results for 
Show  only  | Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Level 7
Report Inappropriate Content
Message 1 of 2

cannot enable firewall and real time scan on mac even after full disk access

Running MAC OS Catalina 10.15.7 ; and Even after followed all the steps and reinstalled twice and  

 granting Full Disk Access:

  • fmp/bin/fmpd
  • AntiMalware/VShieldScanner
  • AntiMalware/VShieldScanManager
  • fmp/bin/GenUtility

and full access for mcafee web advisor and still cannot enable or turn on firewall or real time scan ; virtual assistant is useless keep pointing back to same article and no human help, is there ? Would like to be able to enable these after purchase and installed.  Thanks in advance. 

1 Reply
Report Inappropriate Content
Message 2 of 2

Re: cannot enable firewall and real time scan on mac even after full disk access

Hi @johnfk 

We are sorry for the inconvenience. Please refer the below article that has instructions on how to enable firewall.

Also try the below steps

Open system preferences> Security& Privacy> Click on Allow for McAfee and check issue status. 

If you still need assistance, please access the below link for contacting our chat support to help you resolve your query. 

McAfee Chat Support 


Magesh J


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