Network connections

In the Network connections section, you can see a list of active and pending connections. This helps you control all applications establishing outgoing connections.

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The first line displays the name of the application and its data transfer speed. To see the list of connections made by the application (and also more detailed information), click +.

Columns

Application/Local IP – Name of application, local IP addresses and communication ports.

Remote IP – IP address and port number of the particular remote computer.

Protocol – Transfer protocol used.

Up-Speed/Down-Speed – The current speed of outgoing and incoming data.

Sent/Received – Amount of data exchanged within the connection.

Show details – Choose this option to display detailed information about the selected connection.

Right-click a connection to see additional options that include:

Resolve host names – If possible, all network addresses are displayed in DNS format, not in the numeral IP address format.

Show only TCP connections – The list only displays connections which belong to the TCP protocol suite.

Show listening connections – Select this option to only display connections, where no communication is currently established, but the system has opened a port and is waiting for a connection.

Show connections within the computer – Select this option to only show connections, where the remote side is a local system – so-called localhost connections.

Refresh speed – Choose the frequency to refresh the active connections.

Refresh now – Reloads the Network connections window.

The following options are available only after clicking on an application or process, not an active connection:

Temporarily deny communication for the process – Rejects current connections for the given application. If a new connection is established, the firewall uses a predefined rule. A description of the settings can be found in the Configuring and using rules section.

Temporarily allow communication for the process – Permits current connections for the given application. If a new connection is established, the firewall uses a predefined rule. A description of the settings can be found in the Configuring and using rules section.