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
Now, that your BullGuard is open, you only need to go to the Firewall section > Overview tab.
To turn off the Firewall, click on the Turn it off option.
BullGuard will then ask you if you are sure about disabling the Firewall. After choosing Yes, the Firewall will be disabled. If you choose No, the Firewall will remain enabled.
Note: The Firewall will be disabled, unless you choose the option Enable the firewall protection when BullGuard is closed.
Now, your BullGuard Firewall is disabled. You see the message "The firewall is disabled", written in bold red letters.
To enable the Firewall, you will need to perform the same steps:
- Open your BullGuard application
- Go to the Firewall section > Overview tab
- Click the option Turn it on option. You will see the the message "The firewall is enabled" written in green.
That's it! You now know how to enable or disable your Firewall!
The BullGuard Team
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