How to use the Firewall
This guide will show you how to use the BullGuard Firewall.
IMPORTANT! The Firewall is a very important section of any Internet Security suite, so we recommend using the guide below only if you know what you are doing, or you have received instructions from our Support Team. If you are not familiar with computers, it is recommended that you team up with a computer-wise friend, or contact our Support Team.
What is a firewall?
A firewall is a special computer application (or module within a security suite, such as BullGuard) whose purpose is to monitor and protect your computer from any unauthorised network traffic. Think of it as a guard at your door.
Why do you need a firewall?
Without a firewall, you computer is vulnerable to almost any type of network attacks and malware. We recommend using a firewall at all times you are connected to the Internet.
How can you use the firewall?
Our firewall is included within the BullGuard Internet Security suite. We recommend using this guide if you want to know more about configuring it or need to perform any changes.
Open the Firewall
First, you should open your BullGuard application. Double-click the BullGuard icon near the clock and click on the Firewall icon.
How to enable/disable the Firewall protection when BullGuard is closed
This guide will explain the option called Enable the Firewall protection when BullGuard is closed.
If you close BullGuard manually (right-click > Close on the icon near the clock), this means that all BullGuard modules are closed (disabled). The Antivirus, Antispyware, Firewall, Spamfilter, Backup and Support modules will stop working and your computer will NOT be protected.
However, if you use this option, your Firewall module will still be active, protecting your computer against network attacks.
This option is available in the Firewall section, Beginner mode.
Next, click the Settings tab to find the option.
Congratulations! You are now able to keep the Firewall protection active, even with BullGuard closed.
Note: This option is disabled by default, so you will have to manually enable it if you wish to use it.
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