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Offline ccm582

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Avast Firewall questions
« on: February 07, 2022, 08:15:02 AM »
When trying out Avast Free's Firewall, I let my network be detected as "Untrusted" which means it is supposed to block all incoming connections. But when I checked the apps allowed by Smart Mode in Firewall Rules, a few of them has rules allowing incoming. Why is this?

Also, Avast One's Firewall only allows us to allow/block apps. Does it follow the same Basic & Network Rules as in Avast Free in the background?

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Re: Avast Firewall questions
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2022, 10:13:30 AM »
When trying out Avast Free's Firewall, I let my network be detected as "Untrusted" which means it is supposed to block all incoming connections. But when I checked the apps allowed by Smart Mode in Firewall Rules, a few of them has rules allowing incoming. Why is this?

Also, Avast One's Firewall only allows us to allow/block apps. Does it follow the same Basic & Network Rules as in Avast Free in the background?

1) Smart Mode - Recommended. Avast automatically makes the choice of whether it allows or not, based on the reputation of the app.

2) Allow - Not recommended. Malware can create connections as you always.

3) Block - Sometimes recommended, but is not recommended, since it blocks it from accessing the internet.

4) Ask - Ask the user whether to allow the application. Recommended in most cases, however the user might get too many popups.

2. When trying out Avast Free's Firewall, I let my network be detected as "Untrusted" which means it is supposed to block all incoming connections. But when I checked the apps allowed by Smart Mode in Firewall Rules, a few of them has rules allowing incoming. Why is this?
2. Setting as untrusted does not block everything.
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Re: Avast Firewall questions
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2022, 11:06:47 AM »
Note this topic should have been in the Avast One (for Windows presumably) sub-forum.

https://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=126.0
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