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Consumer Products => Avast Free Antivirus / Premium Security (legacy Pro Antivirus, Internet Security, Premier) => Topic started by: Cynthia58 on May 10, 2019, 08:02:14 PM

Title: Avast blocking Internet, connection preferences...
Post by: Cynthia58 on May 10, 2019, 08:02:14 PM
I've had to disable Avast today to use all my browsers and email. I'm still unable to connect to Comcast to download email, and I suspect Avast it behind that, too.

Earlier this week, I drove Comcast crazy trying to figure out why my Ethernet connection wouldn't reset to "private," until I discovered that Avast's firewall was doing that, too. I don't want to have to disable this thing every other day. What's going on here? What can I connect, disconnect, change...?
Title: Re: Avast blocking Internet, connection preferences...
Post by: bob3160 on May 10, 2019, 10:59:31 PM
I've had to disable Avast today to use all my browsers and email. I'm still unable to connect to Comcast to download email, and I suspect Avast it behind that, too.

Earlier this week, I drove Comcast crazy trying to figure out why my Ethernet connection wouldn't reset to "private," until I discovered that Avast's firewall was doing that, too. I don't want to have to disable this thing every other day. What's going on here? What can I connect, disconnect, change...?
You didn't mention which version of Avast you're using but, if it's a version that contains the Avast Firewall and you are at home,
I suggest you change the setting to Private.
https://support.avast.com/en-us/article/Antivirus-Firewall-Application-Rules (https://support.avast.com/en-us/article/Antivirus-Firewall-Application-Rules)