Add Folder to firewall rules


Hi everyone,

I thought it would be a nice idea if you could add a folder to the firewall custom rules, instead of just specific executable files.

Any chance we could see this?


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  • Alexandru_BD

    Hello @tterb and thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us.

    Following your post, the suggestion has been automatically forwarded to the product development teams.

    Your contributions and ideas are always welcome and please feel free to share with us any other suggestions that come to mind in the future.



    Premium Security & Bitdefender Endpoint Security Tools user

  • +1 on this feature.

    I believe this feature has been requested since 2013 but somehow its been ignored or they were unable to add it.

    Hoping to see this in the next version.

    Meanwhile can we turn off the Bitdefender firewall and use Windows Defender Firewall instead?


  • Alexandru_BD

    Hi @tiana2023,

    I think there are good reasons behind not having the option to add entire folders to the firewall rules, and these have to do with potential vulnerabilities. A folder exclusion will apply to all subfolders within the folder as well, and it's not always a good idea to bundle things together. Anyway, that's my take on this.

    Once Bitdefender is installed, Windows Defender is deactivated, so its firewall cannot be used instead.


    Premium Security & Bitdefender Endpoint Security Tools user