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Avast 7 and 8 and Windows firewall
« on: February 21, 2013, 06:18:20 PM »
Hi, is anyone experiencing this bug with Windows Firewall and Avast 7? With Avast7, Windows firewall does not block your internet traffic.   For example, if I told Windows Firewall to block Acronis the logs would indicate that the Acronis attempt to access the internet was blocked, however he could freely connect to the internet. If I were to disable the webshield then Acronis would not be able to access the internet.   Thanks.

Windows 8 x 64 and clean install of Avast 7 or 8.

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Re: Avast 7 and 8 and Windows firewall
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2013, 06:51:45 AM »
Hello slayer76, welcome to the forums.

This is a known issue, some firewalls can't recognize / block traffic between software and WebShield.
Lukor (WebShield developer) created a tool which can configure Windows Firewall to block software while using WebShield, so if you interested in it, please see this:
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=99502.msg793862#msg793862

For the time being, you can set WebShield to scan common browser traffics only, which makes firewall enable to block connections except browsers.
You can find this settings in avast! Main Window -> Shields -> Web Shield -> Expert Settings.
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