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Offline Jamie2020

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Problems with Firewall of latest update
« on: February 17, 2022, 07:23:45 AM »
Like the title says. I don't know exactly which of the recent updates changed the interface of the Firewall, but I can't seem to interact with it the same way I used to. Here are my issues:

1) There used to be a feature where you can add custom rules to whatever software you wanted. Now the interface seems to have been simplified in such a way that it displays only certain softwares, without giving me the option to add a specific software of my choice. There is no "add" software that I can see.

2) I had set up specific rules for dozens of installed programs. But now none of those program specific rules that I set up is visible anymore. As I mentioned before, Avast gives me a list of certain softwares, but the many other rules that I set up myself doesn't seem to be there.
If the update somehow erased my carefully customized rules I would be very displeased.

Now the question: Is there a way for me to see my old program rules? And is there a way for me to manually add new softwares into the firewall for custom rules?
« Last Edit: February 17, 2022, 07:38:00 AM by Jamie2020 »

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Re: Problems with Firewall of latest update
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2022, 02:23:03 PM »
I did that. And it doesn't allow me to add manually which software I want specific rules to. It only shows up once I've booted the software, only then I could modify it. But as I discovered today, it did erase all of my previous custom rules. I had certain software that I locked out of the internet because they have a tendency not to let me decide when to update, and I was surprised when one of them did update automatically.

Apparently, the latest update implemented a sort "general rule" that was different than the ones I had customized previously. So now I have to set my default action to "ask me" first, and redo my settings by opening up my softwares one by one just so it would even show up on the firewall list. Highly inconvenient. Avast should've just given us the option of keeping our own custom settings.
An example would be like Nvidia drivers, where every update gives us the option of either keeping our previous settings or starting from scratch.
« Last Edit: February 17, 2022, 02:25:44 PM by Jamie2020 »

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Re: Problems with Firewall of latest update
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2022, 10:23:29 AM »
I did that. And it doesn't allow me to add manually which software I want specific rules to.
Hi, this option will be available in 22.2 (currently in beta).
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Re: Problems with Firewall of latest update
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2022, 11:26:50 AM »
Hi,
I've had the same problem after updating Avast to the latest Version.
All my custom rules in the Firewall have been erased!
Looking forward to the 22.2 version for the new option.

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Re: Problems with Firewall of latest update
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2022, 11:34:34 AM »
Hi,
I've had the same problem after updating Avast to the latest Version.
All my custom rules in the Firewall have been erased!
Hi, that's a known/confirmed bug. If you have a backup of your settings, you can reimport them.
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Re: Problems with Firewall of latest update
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2022, 11:39:28 AM »
Happy to hear it's a known bug.
Fortunately, I had made a backup of Avast settings and was able to import them.
Thanks for your advice!

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Re: Problems with Firewall of latest update
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2022, 11:41:02 AM »
You're welcome.
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