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Re: Firewall does not apply rules in "Ask" mode
« Reply #15 on: April 09, 2020, 04:43:13 PM »
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Re: Firewall does not apply rules in "Ask" mode
« Reply #16 on: April 09, 2020, 07:46:57 PM »
Hi everyone, we have been able to find an issue in the way rules are generated, which might lead to this effect -- rules being there but in the incorrect order, which leads to repeated ask dialogs. Let us verify the problem, we'll update you here soon.

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Re: Firewall does not apply rules in "Ask" mode
« Reply #17 on: April 10, 2020, 06:33:27 PM »
hi!

i woke up this morning with avast asking to reboot. after that, things went bad.

avast icon in the tray bar was red saying i was unprotected. user interface was having a bad day but assured me i was protected and some programs were being accused of wanting to access the internet even though i already said they could. i restarted the system many times, nothing solved. i went to avast installation folder, executed avast UI manually, it opened. went to firewall settings, all looked fine but still the same question over and over again. tried to manually set the "allow" for each program in the rules, didnt solve.

went for updates and asked to check for updates (i dont think there will one there since avast just updated itself, but tried anyway) and avast keeps looking for it forever. i dont think anything im seeing in the interface can be trusted and if things are this hard to figure out i would like to "downdate" (if this word ever exists, i want to go back to previous version) until i can trust this new version.

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Re: Firewall does not apply rules in "Ask" mode
« Reply #18 on: April 10, 2020, 07:12:10 PM »
Hi everyone, we have been able to find an issue in the way rules are generated, which might lead to this effect -- rules being there but in the incorrect order, which leads to repeated ask dialogs. Let us verify the problem, we'll update you here soon.

i didnt see there was a page 2 in this topic. ill wait for your solution.

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Re: Firewall does not apply rules in "Ask" mode
« Reply #19 on: April 11, 2020, 12:48:39 AM »
@bob3160
        Thanks, but yeah I have done manual updating.  Didn't make any difference.

@asyn
                I went in and set everything to Internet Out (otherwise auto-decide) which was really time consuming.  All the avast application items were set to "otherwise Ask" but the svchost entries and most other stuff was already set to "otherwise Auto-Decide" even though the system stuff kept asking me anyway.   I also ran the cleanup which took a long time, windows thought the avast app was not responding but I kept telling it to wait as I could see the CPU was being utilized.   It finally completed and it did remove a lot of redundant entries.  I rebooted but, alas, same pop-ups asking me to allow system and avast services to access internet out.  I rechecked the firewall app rules and all my changes were saved to auto-decide so that didn't make any difference.

@lukor        Thank you!

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Re: Firewall does not apply rules in "Ask" mode
« Reply #20 on: April 11, 2020, 01:36:17 AM »
Hi everyone  8)
I also have same issue since Avast Premium on my Windows 10 system 2 days ago  :'(
Maybee waiting an other update  :)
In "auto decide" for the moment  >:(
« Last Edit: April 11, 2020, 01:37:58 AM by JClaude (Netcourrier) »

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Re: Firewall does not apply rules in "Ask" mode
« Reply #21 on: April 11, 2020, 06:19:00 PM »
worst thing is: avast dont provide check boxes. you have to go item by item whenever you need to manually fix something. thats a improvement id like to see in the interface.

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Re: Firewall does not apply rules in "Ask" mode
« Reply #22 on: April 14, 2020, 09:17:19 AM »
I'm encountering the same issue too, it's annoying. It never disappear.

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Re: Firewall does not apply rules in "Ask" mode
« Reply #23 on: April 14, 2020, 03:40:03 PM »
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Re: Firewall does not apply rules in "Ask" mode
« Reply #24 on: April 14, 2020, 04:11:25 PM »
its been somes days now and no solution was presented. is there a way to revert to last stable version until things can get fixed?

this whole situation is really causing problems and damage.

EDIT: its on a point where even with the firewall turned off (otherwise i cant browse the internet, all my programs are waiting for permission) the question is poping up. endlessly.
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Re: Firewall does not apply rules in "Ask" mode
« Reply #25 on: April 14, 2020, 05:25:23 PM »
its been somes days now and no solution was presented. is there a way to revert to last stable version until things can get fixed?

this whole situation is really causing problems and damage.

EDIT: its on a point where even with the firewall turned off (otherwise i cant browse the internet, all my programs are waiting for permission) the question is poping up. endlessly.
If you turn off the Avast firewall, you can always use the firewall that's part of Windows and has worked well since Windows 7.
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Re: Firewall does not apply rules in "Ask" mode
« Reply #26 on: April 15, 2020, 10:38:03 AM »

[/quote]If you turn off the Avast firewall, you can always use the firewall that's part of Windows and has worked well since Windows 7.
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the native Windows firewall is not easy to manage (in fact is impossible to manage) ; plus Windows firewall will allow various app to automatically create rules , action which will defy the purpose of a firewall.

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Re: Firewall does not apply rules in "Ask" mode
« Reply #27 on: April 15, 2020, 10:52:10 AM »
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the native Windows firewall is not easy to manage (in fact is impossible to manage) ; plus Windows firewall will allow various app to automatically create rules , action which will defy the purpose of a firewall.
There are tools for managing win firewall if needed, like TinyWall > https://tinywall.pados.hu/ or Malwarebytes > https://www.binisoft.org/


Do I Need a Firewall if I Have a Router?  https://www.howtogeek.com/122065/htg-explains-i-have-a-router-do-i-need-a-firewall/


Why You Don’t Need to Install a Third-Party Firewall   https://www.howtogeek.com/165203/why-you-dont-need-to-install-a-third-party-firewall-and-when-you-do/


Several AV vendors have discontinued there previous firewalls because winfirewall is plenty good (after winXP) for home users
Avira, Webroot, F-secure, Trend Micro .... have all dropped firewall and just have a network monitoring module that work with winfirewall





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Re: Firewall does not apply rules in "Ask" mode
« Reply #28 on: April 15, 2020, 12:37:19 PM »
EDIT: its on a point where even with the firewall turned off (otherwise i cant browse the internet, all my programs are waiting for permission) the question is poping up. endlessly.
Why don't you use the avast firewall in "auto decision" mode in the meantime?

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Re: Firewall does not apply rules in "Ask" mode
« Reply #29 on: April 15, 2020, 12:54:41 PM »
Several AV vendors have discontinued there previous firewalls because winfirewall is plenty good (after winXP) for home users
Avira, Webroot, F-secure, Trend Micro .... have all dropped firewall and just have a network monitoring module that work with winfirewall
I'm glad Avast didn't follow the other vendors..!!
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