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Offline JerryWP

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Access by network computer
« on: February 11, 2019, 10:39:02 PM »
I have Avast Internet Security installed on main computer. On a secondary computer I have tax software installed (ATX by CCH). It requires access to main computer to read files to get started. However, Avast is preventing access. When I use Avast shields control to disable shields, the remote program works fine. I can't do this every time. There must be a way to allow access from the secondary computer to main computer. Please help.

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Re: Access by network computer
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2019, 11:42:51 PM »
If not already done, try change firewall network profile to private

https://support.avast.com/en-eu/article/Antivirus-Firewall-Application-Rules


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NOTE:The Network profiles control the settings which determine how strictly Firewall protects your PC.

Private: a lower level of security suitable for when your PC is connected to a trusted network such as your home or work network.
This profile enables better connectivity, and permits all communication within the network.

Public: a higher level of security suitable for when your PC is connected to a public network such as in a cafe or airport.
Because public networks present greater security risks, no incoming communication is permitted when this profile is set.

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« Last Edit: February 12, 2019, 09:19:23 AM by Pondus »
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Offline JerryWP

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Re: Access by network computer
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2019, 04:59:13 PM »
Thanks. That was the solution. Never would have figured it out on my own.

Offline mchain

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Re: Access by network computer
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2019, 06:49:14 PM »
Best to keep in mind that AIS Firewall is always set to DEFAULT as Public on any new install.  Change it to Private to enable access within your Home network.
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