• 07, September 2021
There are a lot of files and apps that will harm your PC if that has a malicious link embedded in them. Specifically for this, BullGuard comes in the market to deal with such files and applications as well. It means that now there is nothing to worry about when your device has BullGuard installed. The Firewall feature of this security software will work effectively to block such apps and websites which have malicious code or something like that.
Advanced firewalls manage themselves and many of them use a “Whitelist” feature for customization. This Whitelist is a database of safe, secure, and known software programs to avoid irritating the users for granting any permission when there is a new program asks for access. Let’s move ahead with Whitelist websites or apps in BullGuard using a few simple steps.
Before accessing any files, apps, or websites, you will need to be sure that it has come from a trusted source or you are opening a trusted website. There are a lot of chances when you will be asked for manual confirmation and the ideal rule of thumb is that if the file has asked for access is un-trusted then, it should be declined. BullGuard suggests this major step make it simple to stay prevented against such malware or online threats.
BullGuard Firewall has the facility to blacklist those files, websites, and apps that aren’t safe to open at all. But it also makes it simple to change these rules further in case if it is required. It means you can get the blacklisted file whitelist at your own risk by following a few steps mentioned below.
• Firstly open BullGuard from the main screen
• Go to the Settings by clicking in the little down-arrow location under the “Antivirus” area
• You will see Settings from the drop-down list and then, antivirus settings will appear
• Click on Advance to access BullGuard full settings that will be appeared the upper-right corner of the screen
• Click on the “Tuning” that will be appeared bottom-left of the display on other antivirus settings Window
• You will see the Exclusion settings Window and there click on “Skip Files/Folders” and click on “Folder/Files”
• After clicking on folders/files, the exclusion for that website or program will appear on the screen, and click on the ‘+’ option to add the exclusion
• Find the program or website which you want to whitelist and then, click on Ok
• After clicking on Click, you will be redirected back to the main BullGuard Exclusion page with the newly added exclusion and there click on Ok to
• After setting the Whitelist up, allow that website or file to be opened for 30 minutes and then, you are all set
Apart from whitelisting any important file, you may be surprised when BullGuard has blacklisted a safe or secure file. This is called False Positive and click on False Positive so that you can use the application. The user also can report any ‘false positive” cases to the BullGuard official and your programs or websites will be whitelisted.
• Navigate to the Settings and select “Advanced” appears in the top-right hand corner
• Click on the Antivirus from the left-hand side and disable antivirus protection
• Go to the Quarantine and restore the file and go back to the Settings under Antivirus and Tuning and check the box that appears next to “Skip Files/Folder”
• Hover your cursor Folders/Files and then, click on the + icon to open a new Windows and there, choose the file and click on Ok to add it to the skipped files
• After that, turn on the antivirus and it won’t quarantine that website/program file anymore
You will need to Whitelist websites or apps in BullGuard antivirus if that is important to use. But make sure to whitelist a file or program only in that case when it is very important. BullGuard has a solid reason to mark it to the blacklist folder so, Whitelist any file/website at your own risk.