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Offline tck9

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avast firewall exception
« on: August 26, 2013, 04:50:25 PM »
I'm using avast 8.0.1496 on Windows 8.1. I have my Windows firewall's outbound policy set to deny all connections (except for apps I allow through). The avast update is failing. Which exe do I need to add to allow avast to update? There are a dozen or so exe's in the avast install directory. I added AvastUI.exe, AvastEmUpdate.exe, and ashUpd.exe, but it's still failing. It definitely has something to do with the fw, because when I disable it, it updates fine.

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Re: avast firewall exception
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2013, 05:05:50 PM »
You've to allow "avast.setup", it only shows up if an update runs.
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Re: avast firewall exception
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2013, 04:58:50 AM »
How can you allow it in the windows firewall, when it doesn't exist at the time you're adding a new firewall rule?

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Re: avast firewall exception
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2013, 05:08:02 AM »
That's one of the problems with the windows firewall " not very user friendly " I don't know whether one of the windows firewall add-on's would help in this instance but better still would be a good third party firewall that provides much more configuration and ease of use ( Private Firewall, Online Armor, Comodo ) for free versions or Outpost for a top paid solution if you're not wanting to use the avast firewall provided in their Suite.
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