Training Dr.Web Firewall

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Once installation is complete, Firewall starts learning by intercepting all connection attempts from your operating system or user applications. If no filtering rules have been set for the program, Firewall prompts you to select the necessary action.


When running under limited user account (Guest), Dr.Web Firewall does not display notifications on network access attempts. Notifications are shown for the session with administrator privileges if such session is simultaneously active.

Application Rules

1.To make a decision, consider the following information displayed in the notification:



Application name

The name of the application. Ensure that the path to the application executable, specified in the Application path entry field, corresponds to the file location.

Application path

The full path to the application executable file and its name.

Digital signature

Digital signature of the application.


The used protocol and network address to which the application is trying to connect.


The network port used for the connection attempt.


The direction of the connection.

2.Once you make a decision, select an appropriate action:

To block this connection once, select Block once.

To allow this connection once, select Allow once.

To open a window where you can create a new application filter rule, select Create rule. In the open window, you can either choose one of the predefined rules or create your rule for the application.

3.Click OK. Firewall executes the selected action and closes the notification window.


In certain cases, Windows does not allow to explicitly identify a service that is run as a system process. When a connection attempt of a system service is detected, take notice of the port used for the connection. If the used application can address this port, allow the connection. In the training mode, rules for known connections of a system process are created by default.

In cases when a connection is initiated by a trusted application (an application with existing rules), but this application is run by an unknown parent process, Firewall displays the corresponding notification.

To set parent process rules

1.Consider information about the parent process in the notification displayed on a connection attempt.

2.Once you make a decision about what action to perform, select one of the following:

To allow this connection, click Block.

To block the connection, select Allow.

To create a rule for the parent process, click Create rule and in the open window specify required settings.

3.Click OK. Firewall executes the selected action and closes the notification window.

When an unknown process is run by another unknown process, a notification displays the corresponding details. If you click Create rule, a new window appears allowing you to create new rules for this application and its parent process.