Opening Ports for inSpeak Communicator on the McAfee McAfeeSecurityCenter Firewall

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McAfeeSecurityCenter Open up the McAfee Security Center. Then click Internet & Network which is located right in the middle of that window.McAfeeSecurityCenter To the right of the Internet & Network area click the configure link. McAfeeSecurityCenter Click the Firewall protection is enabled bar on the right side of this window.McAfeeSecurityCenter Now click the Advanced button in the Firewall protection is enabled panel. McAfeeSecurityCenter By default McAfee allows all traffic in and out of your computer for the programs it thinks are okay. I prefer to have McAfee tell me which programs it is allowing traffic for before it does it. So I have set the security level to Tight. I would recomind that you do the same. I have also disabled the Smart Recomindations option. The "smart" recomindation is to only allow the programs you need and use to connect the internet. Relying upon McAfee to guess which programs those are wouldn't be very smart. If you made the changes above, you would see something like the following screen pop up when you opened a newly installed program.McAfeeSecurityCenter Go ahead and hit Apply if you have made any changes here. Then click the Program Permissions link in the menu on the left hand side of the window.McAfeeSecurityCenter Find inSpeak Communicator in the Program Permissions list and click it to highlight it. McAfee does not allow you to determine exactly which ports inSpeak Communicator uses. So you've got a couple choices here. You can Grant Full Access, which allows all traffic in and out of your computer to this program. You should only use that option when inSpeak Communicator is acting as a server. You can Grant Outbound-Only Access which allows inSpeak Communicator to connect to the internet, but does not allow the internet to connect to inSpeak Communicator. The other choice is to prevent inSpeak Communicator from connecting to the internet by clicking the Block Access Option. All of these actions are provided in a list at the lower right of your screen. Find the program in the Program Permissions list and click it to highlight it. McAfee does not allow you to determine exactly which ports the program uses. So you've got a couple choices here. You can Grant Full Access, which allows all traffic in and out of your computer to this program. You should only use that option when the program is acting as a server. You can Grant Outbound-Only Access which allows the program to connect to the internet, but does not allow the internet to connect to the program. The other choice is to prevent the program from connecting to the internet by clicking the Block Access Option. All of these actions are provided in a list at the lower right of your screen. When you are done click the Ok button all the way back to the main menu.

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