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Avast Products => Avast Free Antivirus / Premium Security (legacy Pro Antivirus, Internet Security, Premier) => Topic started by: avast421 on June 20, 2016, 02:28:43 PM

Title: Avast Internet Security: Firewall - Ignoring application rules
Post by: avast421 on June 20, 2016, 02:28:43 PM
I have Avast Internet Security v11.2 and for some reason it totaly ignoring application rules.

I have set Avast to allow in/out for a specific application but incoming connections getting blocked (I dont know for outgoing). It I set to Ask instead of Allow it still just keep blocking without any prompt shown. Also the remote ip is in range of a "friend network", but still not getting allowed.
In the log under Rule it says "Public/High Risk Zone".
The default rule in Firewall Policies is set to Ask, but no prompts shows up.
I have tried to disable the firewall and then back on but with no success.

Why is it like that? And how to resolve it?

Thanks in advance!

Sorry for bad English :)
Title: Re: Avast Internet Security: Firewall - Ignoring application rules
Post by: Asyn on June 20, 2016, 02:31:53 PM
- Which version of AIS..?
- OS..? (32/64 Bit..? - which SP/Build..?)
- Other security related software installed..?
- Which AV(s) did you use before Avast..?
Title: Re: Avast Internet Security: Firewall - Ignoring application rules
Post by: avast421 on June 20, 2016, 03:29:18 PM
- Which version of AIS..?
- OS..? (32/64 Bit..? - which SP/Build..?)
- Other security related software installed..?
- Which AV(s) did you use before Avast..?

- Currently 11.2.2262
- Win 7 Home Premium, 6.1.7601 SP1 Build 7601
- None
- None
Title: Re: Avast Internet Security: Firewall - Ignoring application rules
Post by: Asyn on June 21, 2016, 06:29:42 AM
Firewall FAQ: https://www.avast.com/en-eu/faq.php?article=AVKB25
Title: Re: Avast Internet Security: Firewall - Ignoring application rules
Post by: lukor on June 22, 2016, 12:15:08 AM
The high risk/public profile serves exactly this purpose - to hide your computer on public networks (block all incoming packets)  without the requirement for you to update each and every app rule.

So, the solution is simple : change to private network profile.

Even better, update to 12.1.2272 where the internals of network profiles in firewall were improved.