Manually unlock McAfee hips 80

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Hi all Techvy friends this is Harry k Draper, In my office system someone activated McAfee HIPS 8.0 firewall. It blocks me from entering into many websites like social networking. Tell me how to manually unlock McAfee HIPS 80. I am eagerly waiting for your answers. Thanks in advance friends

Answered By 5 points N/A #188004

Manually unlock McAfee hips 80



You can disable you firewall with any two mentioned processes below.

1st Process:

Use the clientcontrol.exe utility (/stop). This will etirely disable the whole HIPS entirely.

2nd Process:

1) Open HIPS and type the password in lock/unlock user interface.

2) Uncheck the enabled button under the firewall policy tab.

This will disable your McAfee HIPS 8.0 firewall.

Hops this helps

Answered By 590495 points N/A #315393

Manually unlock McAfee hips 80


If someone activated the firewall in your network or computer then that must be your network administrator to prevent employees from accessing prohibited websites during work hours like social media websites. Because of self-protection of the McAfee agent, you cannot uninstall the Host IPS client from the “Add or Remove Programs” in the Control Panel.

You also won’t be able to manually stop the McAfee Host Intrusion Prevention service while IPS protection is active. If the default unlock password of the Host IPS clientUI hasn’t been changed yet, you can disable the Host IPS client manually by unlocking the Host IPS client UI tray. To do this, open Windows Explorer then navigate to “C:\Program Files\McAfee\Host Intrusion Prevention”.

Next, look for and double-click “McAfeeFire.exe”. After this, click “Task” then “Unlock User Interface”. On the next screen, enter the unlock code then select “Administrator Password”. By default, the unlock code is without quotes “abcde12345”. Once the user interface is unlocked, go to “IPS Policy” tab and uncheck or unselect “Enable Host IPS” and “Enable Network IPS”. Note: the Firewall Policy can be disabled on its own tab.

Finally, click “Task” then “Exit”. On the other hand, if the default unlock password has been changed, you need to disable the Host IPS agent in Safe Mode. To do this, restart your computer then press F8 before the Windows logo appears. In the “Advanced Boot Options” screen, select “Safe Mode” then hit Enter to boot.

Once in Safe Mode, press the Windows key + R to bring up the “Run” dialog then type without quotes “services.msc” then hit Enter. In the list of services, scroll down and look for the “McAfee Host Intrusion Prevention Service” and double-click it to open the “Properties”. In the “Properties” dialog, in “General” tab, select “Disabled” in “Startup type” then click “OK”.

Restart the computer in normal mode. After booting, press the Windows key + R to bring up the “Run” dialog then type without quotes “regedit” then hit Enter. In the “Registry Editor” window, navigate to this location:

  • [HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall]

Next, locate the GUID for the installed version of Host IPS then run the uninstall string value to remove the client.

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