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 File and Printers Sharing
If enabled, the Enable File and Printers Sharing option will allow you to share files and printers over a network. If disabled, the Firewall will block other computers from browsing files or use printers on your computer.
This option is available in Beginner mode, which you can select from the Overview tab.
Click the Settings tab, which is where you will see the Enable File and Printers Sharing option.
That's it! You are now able to share files and printers over the network.
Note: Do not forget that you must also enable file and printer sharing in Windows.
If you are using Windows XP with Service Pack 2, do as follows:
1. Go to Start > Control Panel and click on Windows Firewall.
2. In the Exceptions tab, make sure the "File and Printer Sharing" option is checked.
If you are using Windows Vista, click here for detailed instructions.
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