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Fix » Permission Denied IDM Firewall Error ✔️ Allow IDM From Windows Firewall

Are you facing the dreaded "Permission denied. Please check your firewall Settings and ensure that IDM has permits to access the Internet." IDM issue? Don't worry; in this guide, I will show you how you can get rid of it in just 3-5 clicks.

This error commonly occurs when you install IDM (Internet Download Manager) on your Windows PC, but it is not allowed through the Windows firewall. To resolve this issue, you need to add IDM to the Windows firewall and allow it to run on both public and private networks.

Fix IDM Firewall Permission Denied Error

Fix IDM Firewall Permission Denied Error

Here are the steps to fix the IDM firewall error problem:

  1. Press the `Windows key + S` to open the search bar.
  2. Type "allow an app through Windows Firewall" and select "Allow an app through Windows Firewall" from the search results.
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  3. Click on the "Change settings" button (you may need admin privileges for this).
  4. Scroll through the list of allowed apps and features until you find "Internet Download Manager."
  5. If IDM is not listed, click on the "Allow another app" button.
  6. Click the "Browse" button and navigate to the location where IDM is installed (usually in `C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Download Manager`).
  7. Select `IDMan.exe` and click "Open."
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  8. Click "Add" to add IDM to the list of allowed apps.
  9. Once IDM is added to the list, make sure both the checkboxes for "Private" and "Public" are checked next to IDM.
  10. Click "OK" to save the changes and close the Windows Defender Firewall window.

That's it! You have successfully allowed IDM through the Windows firewall. Now, IDM should be able to access the Internet without any firewall-related issues, and you can enjoy uninterrupted downloading.

Remember, it's essential to keep your firewall settings updated and ensure that only trusted applications are allowed through for security reasons.

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