What happens if your Windscribe connection suddenly goes down? How do you protect your personal IP from leaking? That’s where the Windscribe Firewall comes in.
The Windscribe Firewall is built into our Windows, Mac, and Linux apps and is there to keep you safe in case of a VPN connection failure, whatever the reason may be. The Firewall feature blocks all connectivity outside the VPN tunnel to ensure there is ZERO chance of any kind of leak (including, but not limited to DNS, IPv6, WebRTC, etc.).
You may be wondering - Wait, isn’t this just a Kill Switch? Dear Windscriber, our Firewall is far superior to a kill switch. A kill switch is a reactive measure: it activates only AFTER the VPN has gone down, which allows for a short period of time where some packets can still leak through over your personal IP. Our Firewall is proactive, meaning if you have it turned on, it is always working to block traffic that is not going through the VPN.
We’ve got a great little video for you that walks you through all the details of our Firewall feature and how to enable it on your desktop app:
Take a look!
Now that you know the ins and outs of our Firewall feature, you can ensure that your personal privacy is locked and loaded by enabling it. If you prefer step-by-step visuals, check out the guide on our Knowledge Base to see how to turn on the Firewall and details on each available Firewall mode.
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And, of course, if you have any questions or need some help setting things up, just reach out to Support and we will be happy to give you a hand!