Author Topic: Does Avast Internet Security have interactive mode on it's firewall  (Read 1826 times)

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Offline Alikhan

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I was just thinking of a possible upgrade and was wondering if you're able to set firewall based rules on applications?
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Offline propheticus

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Re: Does Avast Internet Security have interactive mode on it's firewall
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2013, 01:36:48 AM »
Yes, you can add rules per application and/or let the firewall auto-decide. There's also the option of adding rules on a protocol/port basis (i.e. smtp or port 465).

To be honest this does not add any significant functions over the Windows 8 default firewall. This also has zones (private/public/domain) and application, port or protocol based rules. In combination with the possible bugs with the Avast Firewall you might encounter (search the forums), I'd say I would not recommend going internet security if the firewall is your main/only reason for switching.
If you also like the antispam and safezone features, go ahead :P