How to Shut Down Mcafee Security Center

by Greg Lindberg

With the McAfee security software you can protect your computer from virus and other harmful threats. The firewall for protecting you from viruses on the Internet is managed in the McAfee Security Center application. You may need to temporarily turn off the firewall and shut down the McAfee Security Center application in order to install third-party software or drivers. If you disable the firewall you should immediately turn it back or use another security product after installing your software.

Open the McAfee Security Center application on your computer and look at the status for the firewall on the main page on the program.

Click on the "Unlock" option if the firewall status says "Locked," and then your firewall will be open for Internet access.

Click on the "Yes" option from the pop-up message that appears. Click on the "Internet and Network" option from the top of the application.

Click on the "Off" button to disable the firewall and turn off the McAfee Security Center. A new window will then appear on your screen.

Click on the "OK" button to save your settings and then close out of the application. McAfee Security Center will be fully disabled.

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