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Title: avast firewall blocking media server
Post by: brownbag on February 07, 2015, 06:02:00 AM
I've been having problems since I upgrade to Windows 8 with media servers, where no device could find my media server at all.  I finally realised last week that the problem is the Avast Firewall (I'm guessing the Avast update that caused this was around the same time I upgraded to Windows 8).  I now have to turn off the firewall to use the media server.

Does anybody know a way to exclude the media server from the firewall?  Cheers.
Title: Re: avast firewall blocking media server
Post by: Eddy on February 07, 2015, 04:12:34 PM
Look in the firewall log file to see what it has blocked and set the appropriate rule for it.
If I remember correctly there are other posts on this webboard that are explaining it.
Please use the search option.
Title: Re: avast firewall blocking media server
Post by: kolar on March 13, 2015, 12:29:46 PM
Hi,

do you have your firewall set to home network? And what media servers do you have installed?