[Fixed] Mcafee Firewall Keeps Turning Off

Mcafee Firewall offers inbound and outbound protection to the devices. Moreover, it helps to block all the spyware, trojans and keyloggers. This application also helps to control the inbound traffic.

But sometimes, while using the McAfee Firewall you can encounter issues as well. So, if the application detects any suspicious problem, the application might turn off suddenly.

Now to deal with this annoying situation, you will require proper solutions that you can implement on your own. 

Methods to Implement for Turning Off Mcafee Firewall:

This section consists of the key methods to fix the turn off issue in the Mcafee Application. Hence, you just need to apply the effective methods that are described below. 

Method 1: Turn on the Real-Time and Firewall 

If the Mcafee’s real-time scanning or firewall is turned off, you would face issues while tuning on the application. In that case, you need to turn on the application and to do that,  

  • Open the Mcafee application. Go to the “Security Center.” 
  • Tap on the “M” button next to turn on the Real-Time scanner.
  • Click on the “Navigation| Real-Time Scanning| Turn on” option next. 
  • Tap on the “Navigation” button next to turn on the Firewall.

Now, open the McAfee application again and check the status of the real-time scanning and Mcafee Firewall. If it is still showing that it is offline, then try out the next method.

Method 2: Use the McAfee Virtual Technician Tool

By just using the McAfee virtual technician tool, you can detect the problems of the Macfee firewall. To use the McAfee virtual technician tool, perform the following:

  • Firstly, restart the device and then open the McAfee Virtual tool application.
  • Now, right-click on it and choose the “Run as Administrator” option from the drop-down menu.

Note: If are facing any issue while opening the application, you can hold the Ctrl and the c key together and then tap on the Y key. Next, hit the Enter button, this will help you to stop the McAfee Firewall application and then it will also help you to run the application again in the device. 

Now, after using the Mcafee virtual technician tool, check if you can turn on the Mcafee firewall. If not, then we will recommend you to try out method 3.

Method 3: Check the Internet Connection

If you are still unable to open the Macfee firewall application, then there must be some issues on the internet. If the internet server is down, you won’t be able to open the application. 

As a result, you will come across “McAfee Firewall keeps turning off” error. In that case, you need to perform the following steps to get back the internet connection on the device. 

  • Unplug the Ethernet cord and then plug it in again.
  • If you use a router, turn it off and then turn it on again.

After doing the above steps, check if there is good strength of internet connection. Then, open the McAfee application and check the status of it. If it is showing “off” in the status section then you are still in the same stage.

But if the status changes to “On” form “Off” then the internet connection is working properly and hence the application is working properly again. 

Additional Guide to Follow:

If you are still unable to fix the error, we would suggest you turn off the Windows Firewall in the device. Because the Windows Firewall can conflict with the Mcafee Firewall application. And to turn off the Windows Firewall, go to the “Start” button first.

Form three, tap on the Control Panel and choose the “Windows Firewall” application form the “Programs & Features” section. Tap on the Windows Firewall and then choose the “Turn Windows Firewall on or off” option next.

Next, choose the “Turn off Windows Firewall” option to disable it. After disabling the Windows Firewall you will be able to open the McAfee Firewall. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • Why does my McAfee firewall keep turning off?

If you are getting a popup message from Mcafee firewall, then it might occur if you have turned it off accidentally. Or if the windows firewall is turned on, then it can mess up with the McAfee application. In that case, you need to disable the Windows Firewall to avoid such conflict. 

  • Why the Mcafee application is saying “your computer is at risk-firewall is off?”

You will get this error message if the Mcafee firewall application detects any issue that might harm the device. In that case, open the application and then go to the Security Center of the application and you will see that it will change the colour from green to red. You will then need to disable the Mcafee firewall application