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.
Which applications should be allowed or denied access to the network/Internet?
Please read this guide if you are not sure which applications should be allowed/blocked to access the network/Internet.
First, open the Firewall section and choose the Advanced mode.
Go to the Profiles tab and double-click Custom Security profile.
All application-related rules can be found in the Application Rules tab of the newly opened window:
1. Which applications should you allow to access the network/Internet?
Windows-related applications such as svchost.exe or Generic Host for Win32 applications should always be allowed to connect to the Internet. Please also only allow the applications that you know for sure are valid (such as those you have installed yourself).
2. Which applications should you block from accessing the network/Internet?
Block all applications you are unsure of. Unknown applications are potential threats, so if you notice an application has installed itself on your computer, then you should block its network/Internet access and perform a full system scan.
If you are not sure which applications to allow or block, please contact Support to learn more about it.
The BullGuard Team
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