In the status area of the firewall, you will find basic information about the current status of your system and the firewall. You will find this to the right of the relevant entry as either text or numerical data. In addition, the status of components is also displayed graphically. By double-clicking the respective entry, you can carry out actions here directly or switch to the respective program area.
As soon as you have optimised the settings for a component with a warning icon, the icon in the Status area will revert to the green check icon.
- Security: As you use the computer for your daily tasks, the firewall gradually learns which programs you do or do not use for Internet access and which programs represent a security risk. Depending on how familiar you are with firewall technology, you can configure the firewall to provide either highly effective basic protection without an excessive number of inquiries or professional protection customized to your own computer usage habits – however this also requires detailed knowledge of firewalls. You can set the security status here: Settings | Firewall | Automatic.
- Mode: Here you are informed with which basic setting your firewall is currently being operated. Either manual rule creation or automatic (autopilot) are possible here.
- Autopilot: Here the firewall works fully autonomously and automatically keeps threats from the local PC. This setting offers practical all-around protection and is recommended in most cases. The autopilot should be switched on by default.
- More settings: If you would like to individually configure your firewall or do not want particular applications to work together with autopilot mode, you can adjust your firewall protection entirely to your requirements via the manual rule creation. Further information is available in the following section: Settings | Firewall | Automatic.
- Networks: Here you can see the networks your computer is part of. You can find more information in the following section: Firewall | Networks.
- Prevented attacks: As soon as the firewall registers an attack on your computer, this is prevented and logged here. More information is available by clicking on the menu item.
- Application radar: This dialog box shows you which programs are currently being blocked by the firewall. If you still want to allow one of the blocked applications to use the network, simply select it and then click the ALLOW button.