Settings tab



Software Update
In this section you can view the current version number you have installed. The application checks for the newest update automatically and let's you know if you are using the latest version.
You can "force" a refresh of this status by rebooting your computer.

Auto connect
From here you can choose whether the application should connect automatically to a server when you open it. This feature can keep you always connected to the VPN connection, if you have the next feature ON as well, Start BullGuard VPN on startup.

Start BullGuard VPN on startup
This sets the application to start at computer startup or not. If you have a slow boot time you may want to choose to disable this feature.

Internet Kill Switch
This feature helps you manage whether you wish to stop all internet traffic outside of the VPN connection. If you are not connected to the VPN, you cannot use the internet. You may want to turn this feature on if you need to keep your data private at all times.

Invisibility on LAN
This option will keep you invisible to other devices on a local network. This is particularly useful when you need to use a public network but want to keep your device and its data private.

App Kill Switch
If you have an application that should not reach the internet outside the VPN connection, this feature will terminate the application. You should not use this for applications which need you to save your work, or doesn't sync/backup your work automatically.

Start minimized
This option keeps the application in the notification area / system tray when you restart your computer.

Show notifications
If you don't want to be bothered by notifications (these may be about the status of the connection, or updates, etc) and you just want to set the behavior of the VPN connection and forget about it, then you will want to turn this feature OFF.

Custom DNS
A Domain Name Server will have a list with sites and their IP addresses. This makes it possible for you to type "bullguard.com" in the browser and the browser "knows" where to go.
The internet is a place where a lot of these servers exist and while a good Domain Name Server will have a huge list with places to "visit", in reality you may prefer to use specific servers for better speed, or when a DNS server is down, to restore your connection.
Some example of public DNS servers you can try:
https://use.opendns.com/
https://developers.google.com/speed/public-dns/docs/using

Configuring a different DNS may require you to learn about a bunch of things you may not want to bother with. This is why BullGuard VPN makes it simple for you. Type down the address of the DNS server you want to use and we take care of the rest.

Protocol
Without bothering you with cumbersome deffinitions:
TCP means your data is error-checked. This makes the connection a lot more reliable, but also slower. You may want to choose this when you don't want errors in your traffic.
UDP doesn't make these checks. The data travels in raw form, so it's a lot faster. You should use this most of the time.

Diagnostics
If you have difficulties with the BullGuard VPN application or the VPN connection, please contact us and we will investigate.

The BullGuard VPN Diagnostics have two reviving commands: reset the app and reset your network, but also it collects the connection logs, so you can send them to the agent assisting you with the issue.

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