Our two-way firewall complements and enhances the protection offered by your typical router and provides more robust security by monitoring which applications are attempting to send data out (outgoing traffic).
To set and configure the Network Protection feature (available in Pro and Total versions), proceed through the steps listed below:
1. On the left navigation menu, select the Network Protection option. The Network Protection dialog opens.
Alternatively, on the Home screen, click the slider next to Network Protection to enable/disable the feature.
By default, the Network Protection feature is enabled. Single click the slider to switch between two positions. The green color stands for Enabled, which means that the Network Protection security service is active and fully functional. The grey color represents the Disabled status, i.e. the service is deactivated.
If adaware antivirus has detected any incompatible software, you need to install additional components to enable Network Protection. To do this, click the slider next to the Network Protection feature and continue installing additional components.
2. To get access to the advanced configuration options of the Network Protection feature, click the Advanced Settings link.
Here you can manage the following settings:
- Block port scans. Click the slider to enable/disable blocking hackers from scanning your computer ports.
- Default action. Use the drop-down combo box to select Allow, Deny or Prompt actions that are performed by the Network Protection feature on detecting a network connection attempt. Allow and Deny actions are applied to any program, if no rule has been created yet. If the Prompt action is selected, any application attempting to access the network/Internet will trigger a prompt requesting to allow or deny access for this application. Rules for any application are automatically created when selecting Allow or Deny. Once selected, no prompt will appear the next time the application accesses the network/Internet.
The Default action action applies only to applications that are not covered by the General Rules.