3 Replies Latest reply: Nov 18, 2010 12:24 PM by Dinz RSS

    Program (Google Chrome) Wants Internet Access ?





      These are the information about McAfee installed in my machine.

      McAfee Personal Firewall v11.5

      McAfee Security Center v10.5

      McAfee Virus Scan v14.5


      Lately, I have been getting this pop up message from McAfee Security Center. It says McAfee detected a program on your PC that is trying to accept incoming connections from the Internet. Protect your PC by only allowing Internet access for programs you trust.  The program is Google Chrome. If I block it, and close Google Chrome, the next time I restart it, it gives me the error message "Error 102 (net::ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED): Unknown error."


      This has never happened before. Could it be an attempt to hack my computer?


      My laptop: Windows Vista 32 bit Home Premium




        • 1. Re: Program (Google Chrome) Wants Internet Access ?

          Hi there,


          Typically, McAfee Personal Firewall will prompt you to accept or refuse an application's attempt to access the Internet. If  an application does not have a rule allowing it to access the Internet, your Personal Firewall will block the application to protect your computer, please check whether Google chrome has been given full access in your program permission list;

          1. Double-click the M icon in your taskbar.
          2. Select Internet & Network, then click Configure on the right.
          3. In the section titled Firewall protection is enabled, click Advanced.
          4. Select Program Permissions from the Home list on the left. - Check if Google chrome is been added

          If not;

          1. Click the Add Allowed Program button on the right.
          2. Use Windows Explorer to browse and locate your application .exe.
          3. Click OK and close SecurityCenter.




          Dinesh K

          McAfee Online Community Moderator

          • 2. Re: Program (Google Chrome) Wants Internet Access ?

            Thanks, Dinesh, I figured out, it's not harmful to allow Google Chrome to access the internet, if not the browser wouldn't work. I was just being careful in case any trojan/virus was behind this.


























            Message was edited by: anonymous89 on 11/18/10 8:30:54 AM MYT
            • 3. Re: Program (Google Chrome) Wants Internet Access ?

              Well said. . .. Please get back if you have any other issues and we will dive inn with our answers