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Offline davi31

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Cannot Join HomeGroup on Network
« on: August 08, 2020, 04:21:10 PM »
All was well I think until the last AVAST Update.
I have the Avast Premium on some Win 7 machines and I share files between them.
Windows HomeGroup troubleshooter is pointing at the Avast Firewall as the problem.
What setting do I need to make in the Avast Firewall to allow HomeGroup in Win 7 to work again?

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Re: Cannot Join HomeGroup on Network
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2020, 04:27:57 PM »
Set the Avast Firewall to private mode and reboot.
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Solved Re: Cannot Join HomeGroup on Network
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2020, 05:13:31 PM »
Set the Avast Firewall to private mode and reboot.
I had to mess with this when I first purchased the Premium stuff.

Finally gave up and deleted the HomeGroup I had.
Went into the Advanced Sharing setting and turned off the PASSWORD REQUIRED
Rebooted
Created a new HomeGroup
Got all the machines JOINED
Rebooted
All seems well again
I somehow think the Avast Firewall isn't?wasn't allowing the HomeGroup Password through.

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Re: Cannot Join HomeGroup on Network
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2020, 05:16:27 PM »
Thanks for the feedback.
W8.1 [x64] - Avast Free AV 23.3.8047.BC [UI.757] - Firefox ESR 102.9 [NS/uBO/PB] - Thunderbird 102.9.1
Avast-Tools: Secure Browser 109.0 - Cleanup 23.1 - SecureLine 5.18 - DriverUpdater 23.1 - CCleaner 6.01
Avast Wissenswertes (Downloads, Anleitungen & Infos): https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=60523.0