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How to Turn Off or Disable Mac Firewall in the Mac OS X

May 28, 2016
Aug 26, 2020
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Disable Firewall on Mac OS X:

The procedure described below is vital to disable the internal firewall in the Mac OS X. Kindly follow the steps:

1 Click the Apple icon placed at the upper left corner of your screen.

2 Click ‘System Preferences’.   

3 Identify the ‘Security & Privacy’ icon and click it.     

4 Click the ‘Firewall’ tab to proceed.    

5 If the firewall has already been enabled, the click the ‘Stop’ button to disable it.

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  1. Laithn says:

    Firewall off but still unable to download

    • PureVPN Team says:


      We are sorry for the inconvenience. Can you please elaborate what exactly you are downloading, PureVPN app? or something else so we may assist you accordingly.

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