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Offline Mark553

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Firewall Log / Windows
« on: November 12, 2019, 05:54:53 PM »
How do I enable Firewall Logging under WIndows?

I have an application that works if the firewall is off, does not if the firewall is on.
I have the application listed in a rule with all ports.

But my Firewall log is empty so I cant see what is being dropped.

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19.8.2393 (build 19.8.4793.541)

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Re: Firewall Log / Windows
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2019, 06:48:59 PM »

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Re: Firewall Log / Windows
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2019, 08:49:25 PM »
Thanks for the reply.

Not sure if you are pointing me to the comment that there is a bug in this version that will be fixed?
Or pointing me to the geek:area to turn on logging?

If what I am seeing is a bug, I'd still like to know how to turn on Firewall Logging. I didnt see that in the post you pointed me to unless I missed it.

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Re: Firewall Log / Windows
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2019, 09:09:18 PM »
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I have an application that works if the firewall is off, does not if the firewall is on.
I have the application listed in a rule with all ports.

I am pointing you to my reply about the firewall settings

https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=230444.msg1525651#msg1525651




« Last Edit: November 12, 2019, 09:11:03 PM by Pondus »

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Re: Firewall Log / Windows
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2019, 10:43:15 PM »
Ok thanks.. THere was one setting in geek mode I didnt have set so I set that and see if it helps.

This worked fine for over a year and then stopped and have been disabling the firewall when necessary (not good:)

Still would love to know how to get firewall logs though :)

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Re: Firewall Log / Windows
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2019, 10:48:41 PM »
Not using the Avast Firewall, I don't know exactly where they might be or how detailed it may be.  But taking a wild guess they may be where other logs are located, C:\ProgramData\AVAST Software\Avast\log.
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Re: Firewall Log / Windows
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2019, 10:59:07 PM »
I know *where they are* :)

But they are empty :)

I want to know how to make it actually write to the logfiles.

Even going through their GUI and selecting Blocked Connections it comes up empty :(


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Re: Firewall Log / Windows
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2019, 11:40:56 PM »
I know *where they are* :)

But they are empty :)

I want to know how to make it actually write to the logfiles.

Even going through their GUI and selecting Blocked Connections it comes up empty :(

The logs are not actually empty.

Avast Self Defence will not let you open the log file directly.

You either need to disable self-defence or copy and paste that log file somewhere else such as to the Desktop and then open it.

The path is C:\ProgramData\AVAST Software\Avast\log\fwserv assuming the operating system is running on the C: drive.

Edit: Fixed typo.
« Last Edit: November 12, 2019, 11:43:56 PM by Alikhan »
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