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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.10 (November 2021)
« Reply #45 on: December 04, 2021, 02:28:20 PM »
I quite like the free firewall. Just wondering, are Trusted and Untrusted networks same as Private and Public under "Basic rules" ?
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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.10 (November 2021)
« Reply #46 on: December 04, 2021, 02:51:11 PM »
One question, is a PC with Avast Free + Firewall Avast Free now more secure than another PC with Avast Free + Windows 10 Firewall? 
In summary, does Avast's Free Firewall provide greater protection than that of Windows 10 and / or 11?

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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.10 (November 2021)
« Reply #47 on: December 05, 2021, 03:06:56 AM »
In summary, does Avast's Free Firewall provide greater protection than that of Windows 10 and / or 11?

I'm pretty sure nobody can answer that. Because their replies would be biased.

If there was a list of all specific differences between Avast Firewall and Windows Firewall, then we could at least try to compare.

In any case, consider this:

How many users there are using Windows, and how many reports for bugs and vulnerabilities over the years Microsoft would get and fix?

A lot. (And most people just keep Windows Firewall).

And compare that userbase number to Avast Firewall userbase number (not Avast, but actually this Avast Firewall itself) and a possible amount of reports. Just a very different order of magnitude.

So from the "bug and vulnerabilities" standpoint, Windows Firewall must still be more polished and safe. And besides, judging by earlier comments in this thread, Avast Firewall, even in the paid version, was oversimplified and it currently lacks some control and functionality that Windows Firewall has.
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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.10 (November 2021)
« Reply #48 on: December 05, 2021, 09:10:04 AM »
I quite like the free firewall. Just wondering, are Trusted and Untrusted networks same as Private and Public under "Basic rules" ?
Yep.

Would be nice if wording used for both was the same so you know you're adjusting the same things...
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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.10 (November 2021)
« Reply #49 on: December 07, 2021, 03:00:46 AM »
i have lost the ability to edit firewall rules in this new verdion, that is a MAJOR, and unwelcome, change...tell me when you will revert this or do you plan on refunding for remaining subscription time??

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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.10 (November 2021)
« Reply #50 on: December 07, 2021, 09:44:40 AM »
i have lost the ability to edit firewall rules in this new verdion, that is a MAJOR, and unwelcome, change...tell me when you will revert this or do you plan on refunding for remaining subscription time??
-> https://support.avast.com/en-ww/article/Antivirus-Firewall-Application-Rules
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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.10 (November 2021)
« Reply #51 on: December 07, 2021, 12:09:48 PM »
Hi,

So I have read all the posts regarding the problem with creating new app rule in firewall and I have to say the option to block all new apps does not work as intended. I have just installed a new app (game) and after running it, the app was not blocked instead it went online and was nowhere to be found in avast firewall.

This being said, please incorporate the add new app rule option in the next update as it is pretty much useless otherwise.

And I read that bit about avast firewall not being better than the windows firewall, what's up with that? If you pay for extra protection you should get something extra, if that is the case it is very disappointing.

And change the damn Capcha I can't understand a word with all the scribbling in it.

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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.10 (November 2021)
« Reply #52 on: December 07, 2021, 12:12:54 PM »
And change the damn Capcha I can't understand a word with all the scribbling in it.
Captcha is only needed for your first 3 posts. (Spam protection)
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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.10 (November 2021)
« Reply #53 on: December 07, 2021, 10:42:52 PM »
i have lost the ability to edit firewall rules in this new verdion, that is a MAJOR, and unwelcome, change...tell me when you will revert this or do you plan on refunding for remaining subscription time??
-> https://support.avast.com/en-ww/article/Antivirus-Firewall-Application-Rules

the problem is that much of the firewall rules are now LOCKED...
its my firewall, why am I locked out of firewall rules on my own computer???

this is not what I paid for; A firewall rule set that locks me out. I should be able to edit my firewall rules however I want, its my system after all.

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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.10 (November 2021)
« Reply #54 on: December 08, 2021, 02:26:37 AM »
In case anyone is still concerned with the firewall thing.

I did not have the firewall installed previous with my avast and after the update it has remained that way, no firewall added. still giving me the option to install it if I wanted to.

However I will refer to a post made by DinoBot2 on the 4th and quote the following:

"Word of advice: do not click Install unless you actually want to. I clicked it out of curiosity thinking it would give me a dialog box to confirm or bring me thrugh some steps, but once you click it, it automatically starts installing. I force restarted my PC before it finished which stopped the installation, so i'm still without it, so if you accidentally do it like I did (for some reason), just do that if you're able."

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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.10 (November 2021)
« Reply #55 on: December 08, 2021, 11:30:15 AM »
hello .. how can I go back to the previous version of the firewall? is there any way?

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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.10 (November 2021)
« Reply #56 on: December 08, 2021, 12:14:42 PM »
hello .. how can I go back to the previous version of the firewall? is there any way?
Afaik, no.
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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.10 (November 2021)
« Reply #57 on: December 12, 2021, 09:59:14 PM »
Has an update that fixes the broken Export /Restore settings feature been pushed out yet?

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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.10 (November 2021)
« Reply #58 on: December 13, 2021, 10:17:41 AM »
Has an update that fixes the broken Export /Restore settings feature been pushed out yet?

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Re: NEW Avast Version 21.10 (November 2021)
« Reply #59 on: December 13, 2021, 12:00:47 PM »
If I installed this new version might or not get the firewall but  I don't want it so I'll skip this. version.