Firewall Startup Troubleshooting
Are you annoyed by the issues that you face while starting up firewall software and want to get rid of these issues?
A firewall is installed on a computer system to protect it from various problems related to malicious programs such as spyware, adware, Trojans, viruses, worms, keyloggers, identity theft, hijackers, phishing, excessive pop-ups and risks from potentially malicious websites. You may experience certain issues while installing, starting up or personalizing a firewall software that you want to install to block such malicious attacks.
Here is a description of the functioning of firewall software, issues related to it and ways to resolve those issues.
- What is firewall software
- Issues related to firewall software
- Getting rid of firewall-related issues
What is firewall software
Firewalls acts as a safeguard against online interference and controlling Internet access. There are different types of firewalls, which include packet level, protocol level (TCP, UDP), application level (FTP or Telnet), and Proxy servers. Firewalls not only prevent unauthorized access over but also over the local area network. Browsing the web without having a firewall is definitely a security threat to your computer and it can have a very dangerous effect on your computers performance.
Issues related to firewall software
You can experience certain problems while choosing, installing, starting up or upgrading firewall installed on your computer system. Usually the problems occurred while browsing the web. The firewall installed on your system may block certain websites which are important for you to visit. This may be due to file definitions data base stored in the firewalls dictionary. There are certain domain names that are blocked by the firewall. Usually the names are not stored in firewalls as human-readable names, they are stored in numeric names which actually denote the IP address of the website.
Getting rid of firewall-related issues
To get rid of the above-discussed issues, firewall has an option of customizing its settings. This means that you can add or remove filters from the firewalls database. According to your usability, you can change the settings of firewall software to include or exclude domain names with certain phrases or specific words. For instance, if you want to block websites containing the word porn, then you can add this word in the firewalls database. But there is a limitation to this, as the firewall will identify porno as a different word than porn and will not block websites containing the word porno.
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