How To Configure Panda Antivirus Firewall Settings?

 Panda Antivirus Firewall Settings

The firewall feature in the Panda antivirus program protects your computer from unauthorized access. Follow the steps below to configure Panda antivirus firewall settings.

Some Special Characteristics Of Panda Antivirus Firewall

  • Protection level The firewall applies a security level to your computer when it is connected to a network. It relies on the type of network. You can change the security level that has been initially assigned through the firewall settings.
  • Protection of Wi-Fi You will get a warning message when an intruder tries to access your Wi-Fi. As a result, the firewall protection will block the intruder.
  • Access to the network and the Internet You can specify which program on your computer can access the network or Internet using the firewall feature.
  • Firewall rules Using the firewall rules, you can specify which connections to allow.

To know how to access the Panda firewall settings, refer to the step-by-step instructions provided on this web page.

Enable The Firewall Protection

For effective firewall protection, enable it as per the steps given below.

Step 1

Open the Panda antivirus program on your computer.

Step 2

  • When the main interface appears, click the Status option.

Step 3

  • Navigate to the Protection section and then click the Settings option.

Step 4

  • Go to the Firewall tab in the left panel.
  • In the main panel, select the Enable the firewall protection checkbox.
  • Note: If you wish to disable the firewall protection, deselect the Enable the firewall protection checkbox.

Step 5

Make sure to save the Panda antivirus firewall settings.

Configure The Firewall Security Level

An Internet connection through a wireless network in a different network environment needs a different security level. Configure the firewall security level by performing the following steps.

Step 1

Launch the Panda antivirus program and access its menu.

Step 2

  • Go to the Protection section.
  • Click the Settings option.

Step 3

  • In the left panel, click the Firewall option.
  • Navigate to the Networks section and click the Settings option.

Step 4

  • Choose the network you want to use and then click Settings.
  • Make sure to specify a name for the chosen network.

Step 5

  • Choose the Trusted location or Public location option.
  • Click the OK button to save the Panda antivirus firewall settings.

Configure The Permissions Of The Program

The firewall protection will allow all the widely used programs to connect to the Internet. But, you will see a warning message when other programs try to connect to the exterior Internet. You can determine whether you want to allow or not depending on the following situations.

  • Allow the program to connect permanently if you trust the program is not suspicious. Whenever you try to connect it to the exterior Internet or another computer, you will not see a warning message.
  • Deny the connection if you think the program is suspicious.
  • If you are unsure whether the program is suspicious or not, do not allow the connection.
  • To assign permissions automatically without a warning message in the future, you have to enable the Automatic assignment of permissions feature.

Now, you have configured the Panda firewall settings to set the permissions for the applications to connect to the Internet.

Modify Internet Connection Permissions Of The installed Program

To modify the permissions assigned to a program, follow the steps.

Step 1

  • In the main interface of the Panda antivirus program, select the Status option.

Step 2

  • Click Protection -> Settings -> Firewall.

Step 3

  • Navigate to the Rules section and click the Settings option.

Step 4

  • Select the program for which you want to modify the Internet connection permission.

Step 5

  • Select the Inbound (server), Outbound (client), Allow inbound and outbound, No connection, or Customized permissions option.
  • If you click Customized permissions, click the Add button to create a new rule. If you want to edit an existing rule, click the Settings button instead of the Add button.
  • Save the Panda antivirus firewall settings.

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