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Offline Nick W

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Unable to delete or edit firewall application rule
« on: October 23, 2019, 12:06:01 PM »
I've been trying to get an application (AkrutSync) to work with the firewall, and am now in a situation where the group is shown, and is marked as having two rules, but when I click on the reveal arrow it doesn't list them (or anything). I am also unable to delete the group because it is not empty. Any suggestions on how to proceed?

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Re: Unable to delete or edit firewall application rule
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2019, 12:08:29 PM »
Repair Avast:
1. Avast GUI -> Settings -> Troubleshooting
2. Click on 'REPAIR APP'.
3. Follow instructions.
4. Reboot.
W8.1 [x64] - Avast PremSec 19.9.2394.B#1 - CC 5.63 - EEK - Firefox ESR 68.3 [NS/AOS/uBO/PB] - Thunderbird 68.3 [EM] - ACP/ASL.BC
Deutschsprachiger Bereich -> Avast Wissenswertes (Downloads, Anleitungen & Infos): https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=60523.0

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Re: Unable to delete or edit firewall application rule
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2019, 01:23:59 PM »
Thanks, that fixed it.

Now all I've got to do is work out why the firewall is still clocking the app. I've set everything I can find to the most permissive setting, but it's still getting blocked.

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Re: Unable to delete or edit firewall application rule
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2019, 01:28:04 PM »
You're welcome.

PS: Set the Avast Firewall to private mode and reboot.
W8.1 [x64] - Avast PremSec 19.9.2394.B#1 - CC 5.63 - EEK - Firefox ESR 68.3 [NS/AOS/uBO/PB] - Thunderbird 68.3 [EM] - ACP/ASL.BC
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Offline alanb

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Re: Unable to delete or edit firewall application rule
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2019, 05:59:39 PM »
For future reference, just a reboot would have been sufficient.

Avast will show the firewall group as empty the next time it starts and you can delete the empty group.