3 Replies Latest reply on Jan 18, 2013 2:35 PM by frankf

    Firewall blocking RDP (from outside)



      Since the last update of Total Protection my firewall is blocking the RDP (port 3389), so I can't log into my computer. This is only happening when I try to log in from outside my home-network. So when I'm in my Home-network (WiFi) it is possible to log in (using the same port). When I'm closing the firewall of McAfee it is also possible to log in.

      Is there something changed in the firewall in the last update?

        • 1. Re: Firewall blocking RDP (from outside)

          Keespostma:  I'm experiencing the exact same thing.  And when I look at the log, there is nothing logged.  I'm going to turn off the McAfee firewall until we get an answer to this.

          • 2. Re: Firewall blocking RDP (from outside)

            Same here...


            Some more info:

            I'm running McAfee Antivirus Plus.

            Personal Firewall is version 13.1 (Build 13.1.127), last update 15-01-2013

            OS is Window 7 64-bit


            RDP has been allowed with the Ports and System Services section.


            Security History in McAfee reports:

            Suspicious incoming network connection blocked.

            Source IP address: xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx

            The PC xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx tried to access your system port TCP port 3389. If you want to allow this traffic, either trust the IP address or open the port in the System Services in Firewall.


            Tried disabling RDP en re-enabling it, did not work...


            Does someone have a solution??






            Message was edited by: frankf on 18/01/13 14:29:30 CST
            • 3. Re: Firewall blocking RDP (from outside)

              Found a workaround:


              In McAfee, go to Firewall and then to the Ports and System Services section. Click on Add, fill in all fields (except for Local UDP Ports), Local TCP/IP Ports is 3389, Open ports to should be "All PCs".