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How does BullGuard work against port scan attacks?

• 02, July 2021

A port scan attack happens basically when an attacker sends packets to the PC that can vary the port of the destination. The attacker can use this to find what services which you are running and to get a quite good idea of the operating system which you have. BullGuard antivirus has the capability to keep you at a bay from these kinds of attacks.

We are here with the exact ways to get rid of port scan attacks by using BullGuard antivirus. It means, if you are stuck with the port scan attack then, you should install BullGuard immediately to get rid of this. Let’s move ahead with the steps through which BullGuard work against port scan attack and set you free to use your PC without any worry.

How does BullGuard work against port scan attacks?

Reason to keep getting Port Scan Attack BullGuard

If the port scan attack issue occurs in the BullGuard application then, you should read the resolution instructions that are mentioned to resolve it-

You have the capability to change the attack detection settings in the BullGuard application

• For that, you have to open the BullGuard application and locate it to the Attack Detection settings menu
• Now, the Attack Detection Settings window with different options types will be there on the screen
• Don’t forget to allow the Detect the Port Scans, Denial-of-service (DoS) attacks, Detect IP address spoofing, and Fragmented- ICMP Attacks options
• After choosing the option, you have to click on the Ok option and now, locate to the Advanced Port scan parameters section and make sure if the parameters are set properly
• The default weight of the Opened Ports is 0 and the Closed Ports is 1 and there, you have to set the period of the port scan attack to the 600 milliseconds
• After choosing the port scan parameters, you have to click on the Ok button and make sure that the Block unsolicited ARP packets, Protect against hijacked gateways, and Protect against IP address duplication options are enabled
• Then, click on the Ok button and if the BullGuard Keep you updated about the port scan attack issue and there you have to contact the experts for instant assistance

Port Scan Attack BullGuard

If you Port Scan attack takes place in the BullGuard application, then you have to follow the resolution steps which are mentioned below

• First of all, you have to check the IP Address that is behind the port scan attack issue
• After that, block the specific port address by following the step-by-step prompts which are mentioned below
• You can block the IP address permanently and temporarily and you have to use the Firewall logs tab to block the IP address on a temporary basis
• For blocking the IP Address permanently, you have to locate the Banned Hosts tab and then, choose it
• Now, you have to locate the Plus (+) icon and then, click on it, and choose the IP address which you want to block
• As quick as you add every IP address to the list and the Firewall will create a separate rule for each of them
• There you have to open the host address window by clicking the Plus + icon available just beside the screen
• Now, you have to Edit Host address dialog box that will appear on the screen
• Enter the address of the Internet Protocol which you want to block in the Address text field and the subnet mask
• After filling in the required information in the mentioned fields and click on the Ok option
• Now, you can check the banned IP address in the Banned Hosts tab, and in the BullGuard Internet Security application window, you have to click on the Dashboard Firewall Banned Hosts
• If you want to configure the IP address which you have added to the Banned Hosts list, you have to locate and then, right-click on it
• Now, a context menu will be then appeared on the screen, and choose the Add, Remove, or Trust this host option that is based on your requirement

If the issue still persists then, all you need to do is to contact the technical experts at BullGuard Customer Care Help to get instant and reliable help for Yahoo-related errors and issues.