A firewall is a security system that is usually between you as a computer user and the Internet. It monitors and controls traffic to and from the Internet based on a set of security policies. The Webroot SecureAnywhere Firewall is preconfigured to filter Internet traffic on your computer. If the firewall detects an unrecognized traffic, it starts by opening an alert to block the traffic or allow it to continue. It works with the Windows Firewall, which monitors the incoming data traffic in your computer. When the SecureAnywhere and Windows Firewall is enabled, your data has full inbound and outbound protection.
You must not disable Windows Firewall or SecureAnywhere Firewall. If disabled, your system is exposed to many types of threats when you connect to the Internet or a network. These firewalls can block malware, hacking attempts, and other online threats before they can damage your system or compromise your security.
- Click the Webroot icon to open Webroot SecureAnywhere.
- The state of the firewall is displayed on the main page under PC Security.
- If the button next to Realtime Shield, Web Shield, and Firewall appears green, it means they are enabled.
- Click the white portion of the button next to Firewall in the Webroot presentation pane, which will then be displayed in red (as shown in the image above right). You may be asked to fill in a CAPTCHA screen. SecureAnywhere displays a warning that your firewall is disabled and recommends that you turn it back on.
- If applicable (once CTI Navigator is complete), click the "Activate Now" button (or click the white side of the cursor button next to Firewall to change it to green). When you have time, you can configure Webroot to always allow CTI Navigator (as described below) to avoid temporarily disabling the firewall the next time you update the program in Navigator.
Webroot Desktop Firewall also includes several logging options that can be important if you are attacked at any time. These logs include data that can be passed to authorities to help them locate hackers around the world who want to steal or damage your data. If you use multiple firewalls, your computer may have problems. If you are installing Webroot, check out its firewall, Check its user interface, and decide whether you prefer to use the Webroot firewall or the Windows firewall.