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 see, monitor and control your personal installed applications that currently
require Internet/network connection
This guide will help you see, monitor and control all the applications on your computer which require connection to your network or the Internet.
In the Firewall section, choose Beginner mode.
Next, click the Rules tab. Here is where the list of applications on your computer which require an Internet/network connection.
Note: Right-click anywhere on the list to access these options:
Add application will add a new application rule to your Firewall. The rule policies are Block, Allow or Ask. By default, when you create a new rule, the Firewall will set its policy to Block. Depending on how you want the Firewall to interact with that application, you can set the policy to Block (the Firewall will always deny it access to the Internet), to Allow (the Firewall will always allow it to use your connection) or to Ask (the Firewall will always require your decision before allowing or blocking the applications). You can only add .exe files (executable files) to the application list.
Delete application will remove a Firewall rule for a certain application.
Delete orphan entries will remove the existing Firewall rules made for applications that are no longer present on your computer.
Explore file opens a Windows Explorer window that will show you the exact path of the executable file of an application in the list.
Properties opens a window displaying information about the executable file of an application in the list. You will see specific file details - such as the full path, size, attributes, version, compatibility etc.
Congratulations! You are now able to see and edit your application rules!
We also recommend you read this related guide: I want to see details for all applications that require Internet/network connection
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