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Offline acp.nl

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Blocking certain program´s access to internet with avast
« on: August 29, 2013, 10:01:35 AM »
Hey guys,
I want to use avast like little snitch and forbid certain programs to access the internt. I couldn´t find out how that works with avast but I´m pretty sure that it´s possible. . Any suggestions? Thank you.

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Re: Blocking certain program´s access to internet with avast
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2013, 10:23:59 AM »
what avast version do you have? .... avast internet security with firewall?

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Re: Blocking certain program´s access to internet with avast
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2013, 10:55:59 AM »
As little snitch is Mac software, he's probably using avast! (Free/Pro) for Mac..!?
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Re: Blocking certain program´s access to internet with avast
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2013, 09:56:48 AM »
uhm, dunno...I have the normal avast free antivirus, not upgraded. I don´t use little snitch, I have a laptop with windows 8,  but I´d like to know whether avast can do the same. otherwise I´ll have to get another software that can do that - I´d prefer to stick to avast.

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Re: Blocking certain program´s access to internet with avast
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2013, 10:01:40 AM »
I have the normal avast free antivirus, not upgraded.
I´d like to know whether avast can do the same.

Yes, but not with the free version.
You can either use IS or Premier, both have a firewall included.
XP SP3 - Avast 10.2.2214 - CIS 3.14 [FW/D+] - MBAM 1.75 [On Demand] - Firefox ESR 31.5 [NS/ABP/EHH/BP/SVC] - Thunderbird 31.5 [EM]
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Re: Blocking certain program´s access to internet with avast
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2013, 10:09:16 AM »
ok, installed the premier version now - where can I adjust it then? so that I can pick certain programs that won´t have access to internet? thanks 

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Re: Blocking certain program´s access to internet with avast
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2013, 10:15:05 AM »
You can block them within the firewall.
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Re: Blocking certain program´s access to internet with avast
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2013, 11:21:13 AM »
You can block them with Avast (Free) Website blocking.
You need to see address in Web Shield when you start application.
For example to block Iobit Uninstaller I blocked following address with Website blocking :
*update.iobit.com*
For PotPlayer : *.daum.net*. I also had to block tracking cookie in IE10 since it uses IE to
connect with internet.
Hope this helps since Avast Web Shield is incompatible with Windows Firewall outbound rules.