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firewall on iMac

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jesse279 Calculating status...
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Dec 10, 2011 5:29 PM

What is the purpose of the firewall on the iMac??

Also does it matter if it is turned on or off? My mom doesn't know if she should turn it on or leave it off...




iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.2)
  • Niel Level 10 Level 10 (234,525 points)
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    Dec 10, 2011 5:34 PM (in response to jesse279)

    It's there to stop attempts to break into the computer from elsewhere on the network or Internet. Turn it on unless there's a reason to keep it off.



  • MaxDoom Calculating status...
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    Oct 9, 2012 9:22 AM (in response to jesse279)

    Definitely would advice you to turn it on. As long as your internet connection still work with it let it on. It's the minimum of protection everyone should run on it's mac.


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