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Firewall rules list

The Firewal rules list can be found in Advanced setup (F5) > Network protection > Firewall > Advanced by clicking Edit next to Rules.


Name—Name of rule.

Enabled—Shows if rule is enabled or disabled; the corresponding check box must be selected to activate a rule.

Protocol—The internet protocol this rule is valid for.

Profile—Shows the firewall profile this rule is valid for.

Action—Shows the status of communication (block/allow/ask).

Direction—Direction of communication (incoming/outgoing/both).

Local—Remote IPv4 or IPv6 address / range / subnet and port of local computer.

Remote—Remote IPv4 or IPv6 address / range / subnet and port of remote device.

Application—The application to which the rule applies.


Control elements

AddCreates a new rule.

Edit—Edit an existing rule.

Delete—Remove an existing rule.

Copy—Create a copy of a selected rule.

Show built in (predefined) rules—Rules pre-defined by ESET Internet Security which allow or deny specific communications. You can disable these rules, but you cannot delete a pre-defined rule.

UP_DOWN Top/Up/Down/Bottom—Enables you to adjust the priority level of rules (rules are executed from top to bottom).


Click the search icon ICON_SCAN at the top right to search for rule(s) by name, protocol or port.