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Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Harmush, Sep 22, 2008.
Can someone explain it too me?
I am really confused!
Why? What you don't get it? It's like all the other firewalls!
is it on all the time or is it off. which setting should it be on out the three there. its not like any other firewall i seen. i just wanna make sure am protected. for obvious reasons.
Okay, now your question is a little clearer. MacOS firewall is active all the time your computer is on, it's part of the OS, you cannot stop it. It prevents unwanted intrusion into your computer. If you want to learn more about how it works etc, go to:
You can modify the Mac firewall. Go to System Preferences > Sharing > Firewall. I for example have only the Personal File Sharing option ticked, which means that access to my computer can only get to the Shared folder in my User account. If you want to make your computer ultra safe, uncheck all those access options, then no-one but you has access to your computer when you're connected to the internet.
thank you very much.
i didnt notice any of that. this is my first few days on the mac system of any kind.
Well done for asking questions - that's a good way to find answers. Enjoy your Mac experience.
Cheers ..... Hugh
Mine is set to "allow only essential services". It blocks almost everything. Never had an intrusion...!
Oh, and congrats for your new Mac! Feel free to ask anything you want in here!
thank you. i think thats what u set mine to the same. i just wanted too know, its not worth the risk too me. internet banking and the such.
Glad we could help!