Author Topic: How can I read, add, remove, and modify the entries for “Blocked web site list”?  (Read 497 times)

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Offline AVST_User

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The UI was changed at latest version from previous. I set up the list in past versions, but the list is not available at latest.  Even though the list is not shown up by the UI, the site blocking is still working on. I want to remove some entries in the list, but I have no way to do that. 

How can I read, add, remove, and modify the entries for “Blocked web site list”?

AVAST Free antivirus
Program version: 19.1.2360 (build 19.1.4142.454)
Number of definitions: 5,240,871
UI version: 1.0.326

Thanks.

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If you are talking about WebShield exclusions, go Avast GUI>Menu>Settings>Troubleshooting>Scroll to bottom of page>Click Open Old Settings>General>Components>WebShield.  You should find what you need here.

These settings are temporary for now.
Windows 10 Home 64-bit 1809 Avast Premier Security version 19.8.2393 (build 19.8.4793.541) UI version 1.0.415.  Current version is back to Avast Internet Security.

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Thank you very much!! That's it!

"Open old settings" in trouble shooting is temporary?  What does temporary mean in this context?

(However, I was looking for "Site blocking list" and not web shield exclusion. )

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Glad you got it sorted.   :)

Clicking 'About Avast' (right-click tray icon) will show current UI version as 1.0.326.

Original UI version was 1.0.323, so Avast has already made some changes to the UI (User Interface) since version 19.1.2360 was brought out January 3, 2019.  One of the problems with 1.0.323 are missing settings you had in the older version prior, this was ameliorated by the use of Open Old Settings under Troubleshooting so you can still access them.  As the UI is a work in progress, don't expect this link to remain as the bugs are worked out.  That is what is meant by 'temporary'.

If you want to see where Avast is going with these changes see:  https://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=15.0  Look for the next higher program version number.  BEtA versions are for testing and not final stable releases (so to speak).
Windows 10 Home 64-bit 1809 Avast Premier Security version 19.8.2393 (build 19.8.4793.541) UI version 1.0.415.  Current version is back to Avast Internet Security.