You can turn off the firewall by setting the global state to 0: You're back into your Mac! Written by Gavin Bunney. Say Thanks. Respond 2 Responses Add your response. August 28, 2014 23:41. 16399. steve-federowicz Awesome, thank you so much!! For some reason this was the only post I could find with a clear explanation.

OS X: Turn firewall on or off from the command line This command lets you turn the build in OS X firewall on and off, on both for specific services or essential services. It works with OS X 10.5, 10.6, 10.7 and 10.8. It also works via Apple Remote Desktop. If you like this article, consider sponsoring me by trying out a Digital Ocean VPS. With this … Turn Windows Firewall on or off in Windows 8 | Dell US Jun 26, 2018

So in my opinion I suggest you don’t turn on Filevault (I mean unless you work for the CIA). Check and see i f FILEVAULT is set to ON (System Preferences/Security) which again you may have done in haste with Apple’s nudge. If its ON then I would suggest you TURN FILEVAULT OFF (in the same Preference pane setting. You will need to unlock

For suspected firewall/antivirus problems, FIRST thing is to reboot your 'puter. It's common for protective programs to need reboot after updates (that can happen in the night or at initial morning boot).

Turn off the firewall on Mac; To get started, you need to open the System Preferences window. For that, you can go to your desktop, click the Apple logo visible on the top-left corner, and select the System Preferences option.

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