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Avast Free! Site Blocking in Web Shield won't work
« on: July 01, 2018, 12:05:10 PM »
This happens instantly when program updated to the newest version 18.5.23.42.
Every time I check "Enable Site Blocking" and click OK, soon it greys out automatically.

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Re: Avast Free! Site Blocking in Web Shield won't work
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2018, 03:19:57 PM »
Same here.

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Re: Avast Free! Site Blocking in Web Shield won't work
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2018, 08:21:22 PM »
Same here and for an other french user.

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Re: Avast Free! Site Blocking in Web Shield won't work
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2018, 12:07:19 PM »
Hello,

Thank you for reporting the issue.
We are working on a fix.

Filip

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Re: Avast Free! Site Blocking in Web Shield won't work
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2018, 09:59:43 AM »
Hello,

any news about fix ?
At time Site blocking doesn't work anymore

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Re: Avast Free! Site Blocking in Web Shield won't work
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2018, 05:03:10 PM »
Hello,

any news about fix ?
At time Site blocking doesn't work anymore
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Re: Avast Free! Site Blocking in Web Shield won't work
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2018, 07:59:40 PM »
Hello,
is it really so hard to fix  ?
soon 2 months that version 18.5.2342 is out (and issue with)

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Re: Avast Free! Site Blocking in Web Shield won't work
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2018, 08:09:52 PM »
Updated to 18.6.2349 - No improvement: Still not fixed on 21 Sept 2018.
Maybe Avast doesn't consider these features as essential and like to spend more effort on pushing the sales of their additional bloatware-like packages? Already managed to get out of Auto-renew...

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Re: Avast Free! Site Blocking in Web Shield won't work
« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2018, 12:20:23 AM »
Works fine for me since 18.6.2349...Maybe something wrong on your part?...Did you tried a repair ?


18.6.2349
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Fixed:

- Firewall notification not displayed when network changed
- Detection dialog not displayed for Web Shield when set to Ask
- Wrong reporting of Wi-Fi Inspector scan progress percent
- Site blocking works again
- Rescue disc
- Reporting of AV and Firewall state to Windows Security Center
- Explorer scan result not added to Notification Center
- Removed Enable offline mode option in free version tray icon

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Re: Avast Free! Site Blocking in Web Shield won't work
« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2018, 12:41:58 AM »
Works fine for me since 18.6.2349...Maybe something wrong on your part?...Did you tried a repair ?


18.6.2349
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Fixed:

- Firewall notification not displayed when network changed
- Detection dialog not displayed for Web Shield when set to Ask
- Wrong reporting of Wi-Fi Inspector scan progress percent
- Site blocking works again
- Rescue disc
- Reporting of AV and Firewall state to Windows Security Center
- Explorer scan result not added to Notification Center
- Removed Enable offline mode option in free version tray icon
Repair Avast:
Control Panel> Program and Features (Add/remove program)>Select Avast> Select Repair. Reboot when completed
https://www.avast.com/faq.php?article=AVKB204

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Clean Install of Avast:
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