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Offline David2042

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Avast blocked Windows 10 Wifi Hotspot
« on: June 05, 2019, 10:02:56 PM »
Hello, there are many many reportings ogf this issue on Avast Forum but I did not find the solution.

I have a Windows 10 PC with Avast Internet Security which shares its internet Connection (Bridge/Hotspot). There is a Ethernet connection between my router and PC, and a wifi connection between my PC and other home devices.

Avast blocks devices to connect. When I disable Avast Antivirus, than other devices connect fine.

I have tried to work with the "System" and "svchost" firewall rules but did not manage to get it working. Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: Avast blocked Windows 10 Wifi Hotspot
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2019, 11:00:39 PM »
Hi
Using Avast Premier, I personally have not had any issues connecting to shared Wi-Fi. I have tested with both Secureline connection and without.

Hopefully, others can/will comment or shed light on the issue you're having.
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Re: Avast blocked Windows 10 Wifi Hotspot
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2019, 11:17:35 PM »
@Dawid2042,
Is your firewall set to private ???
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Re: Avast blocked Windows 10 Wifi Hotspot
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2019, 06:13:44 PM »
I have tried both network options: private and public. No change.

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Re: Avast blocked Windows 10 Wifi Hotspot
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2019, 06:43:35 PM »
Did you reboot after making the changes?

Did you also revert to Windows Defender firewall to see if that made a difference after a reboot?  You'll need to disable Avast Firewall to do this, on reboot Windows Defender firewall should automatically activate.
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