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.
Why does BullGuard keep asking me to allow or block the same application over and over?
When you first run an application which needs network/Internet connection, the BullGuard Firewall will ask you what to do.
- If you know that the application is valid and trusted, then you should Allow it.
- If you don't recognize the application, then you have the choice to Block it.
IMPORTANT! BullGuard offers the option to Remember my answer and don't ask again. This will enable the Firewall to create a rule for the application, so that you will not be asked again if you want to allow or block it. We strongly recommend using it.
If you do not answer, the BullGuard Firewall will automatically block the application. To learn how to unblock it, please read this guide: I want to monitor and control all my installed applications that currently require Internet/network connection
The option called Send the application to BullGuard for analysis will send us the executable file of the application for analysis. If somebody else has already sent us that application, you will receive the message that the file already exists on the BullGuard server and the file will not be sent.
That's it! You can now enable your BullGuard to remember your choices.
The BullGuard Team
If you did not find the solution you were looking for, please feel free to contact our Support.
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