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Re: Avast Free AV and Win 7 Firewall
« Reply #15 on: October 29, 2018, 08:41:40 PM »
BINGO!  Found my problem!  Told ya I don't give up, David. LOL  I opened up my WinFW Notifier GUI (I'm new to that SW, too, and never looked at the log)  and found a log that showed me connection attempts today.  There were a bazillion attempts to get out by a file in the Avast Setup folder called instup.exe. The moment I gave it outbound access, the GUI updater worked just fine. 

Consider this one resolved!  Peggy is a happy camper now.  :)
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Re: Avast Free AV and Win 7 Firewall
« Reply #16 on: October 29, 2018, 08:46:00 PM »
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Re: Avast Free AV and Win 7 Firewall
« Reply #17 on: October 29, 2018, 10:23:31 PM »
BINGO!  Found my problem!  Told ya I don't give up, David. LOL  I opened up my WinFW Notifier GUI (I'm new to that SW, too, and never looked at the log)  and found a log that showed me connection attempts today.  There were a bazillion attempts to get out by a file in the Avast Setup folder called instup.exe. The moment I gave it outbound access, the GUI updater worked just fine. 

Consider this one resolved!  Peggy is a happy camper now.  :)

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I did mention that one back in Reply #2
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There are several, and there may be even more most would require both outbound and inbound.
The AvEmUpdate.exe that you mentioned, checks for emergency updates outside of normal updates, if one is found I presume it would require inbound connections to install it.

AvastSvc.exe is the main service, controlling the various shields.

Also AvastUI.exe, ashUpd.exe there is one I recall from earlier versions, instup.exe (Installation & Update function). EDIT: instup.exe is in the avast\setup folder and I have noticed instup.dll (I don't know if this requires access) also in the setup folder.
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But you probably didn't see the updated  EDIT: seven minutes after my post.
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Re: Avast Free AV and Win 7 Firewall
« Reply #18 on: October 31, 2018, 10:14:09 PM »
Yes you did, and I immediately remembered the filename.  But silly me, I was only looking for the file in the main program folder.  My WinFWNotifier log told me where it was in residence and I indeed found it there.  Thanks again for your help David. :)
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Re: Avast Free AV and Win 7 Firewall
« Reply #19 on: November 01, 2018, 12:09:34 AM »
You're welcome.
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