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Offline juanfernandobq

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Doubt with the firewall options
« on: August 26, 2019, 01:55:50 PM »
Good Morning. I just acquired Avast Internet Security and I have two doubts that I would like to clarify.

First: Among the firewall options are the System Rules where a series of activated options appear. What do these options mean and why do almost all of them appear activated if the firewall has to protect our privacy?

Second: among the functions of the firewall, is it to prevent anyone from accessing information about our PC?

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Re: Doubt with the firewall options
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2019, 03:34:42 PM »
A firewalls function is to prevent unauthorized access to your system.
It also blocks unauthorized information from being sent from your system.
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Re: Doubt with the firewall options
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2019, 07:53:23 PM »
Thanks for the reply. But what do all those options that come in the System Rules section in the firewall options mean? Most are activated by default and I don't know if it is correct for the privacy that they are activated.

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Re: Doubt with the firewall options
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2019, 08:40:20 PM »
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But what do all those options that come in the System Rules section in the firewall options mean?
A screenshot may help us answer ....


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Re: Doubt with the firewall options
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2019, 09:54:14 PM »
In most instances, a properly worded Google search will get you an answer. :)
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Re: Doubt with the firewall options
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2019, 05:39:10 PM »
If you switch you firewall profile into a public network mode, all the incoming connections will be automatically blocked on top of everything configured by the FW rules -- unless you are sharing files or other resources from your PC, this will provide you the best protection from the network threats.

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Re: Doubt with the firewall options
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2019, 05:28:31 PM »
Thank you.