Online criminals hate us. We protect you from attacks that antivirus can't block.

What changes do Heimdal apply when installed?

  1. If Traffic Filtering is enabled when Heimdal is installed, your local DNS is changed to 127.0.0.1 and your DNS server is saved by Heimdal in the registries. Read more here: https://support.heimdalsecurity.com/hc/en-us/articles/208744905-How-does-Traffic-Scanning-work-
  2. If Traffic Filtering is enabled when Heimdal is installed, IPv4 Checksum Offload, which is a property of the NIC Card, will be set to disable. This was introduced to fix this issue: https://support.heimdalsecurity.com/hc/en-us/articles/213639365-Yellow-Icon-on-Broadcom-NIC

         Starting with Heimdal 2.2.18, this change will not be applied anymore.

  1. Three new services will appear: Heimdal Client Host, Heimdal SecureDNS and Heimdal Uptime Checker, all of them set to Automatic
  2. Two new folders will appear, one in Program Files or Program File (x86), depending on the OS version and one in ProgramData.
  3. One Icon in the Taskbar
  4. Two certificates, one in the Personal folder and on in the Trusted People folder.
Was this article helpful?
0 out of 0 found this helpful
Have more questions? Submit a request

0 Comments

Article is closed for comments.