For the firewall protection to be effective, it must be enabled.
You can enable or disable the firewall protection by following these steps from the main program window:
Click Status in the main menu.
In the Protection section, click Settings.
Click Firewall in the left-hand section.
The firewall protection will be enabled as long as the Enable the firewall protection box is selected. If you want to disable the firewall, clear the checkbox.
Note: If the firewall is disabled, your computer will not be properly protected.