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Offline ccm582

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'Allow' app in Firewall in Avast One
« on: March 09, 2022, 11:20:10 AM »
I'm using Avast One Essential 22.2.6003 (build 22.2.7013.711).

When I 'allow' an app through the Firewall by choosing the exe file, it says it will allow all inbound and outbound connections for that app. But I read an Avast article that says "Each time you connect to an untrusted network, Firewall blocks all incoming communication and applies a higher level of security to ensure your privacy and safety."

The article is at https://support.avast.com/en-my/article/Use-Antivirus-Firewall/#idt_010.

So when I allow an app through Firewall but use Untrusted Network, are inbound connections blocked for that app?

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Re: 'Allow' app in Firewall in Avast One
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2022, 12:19:45 PM »
Hi,

In general, you should be able to allow inbound connections by adding an app rule.

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Re: 'Allow' app in Firewall in Avast One
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2022, 08:33:44 AM »
I am disappointed in the Allow to add app in Firewall. As I am using Untrusted Network, I was hoping it will block all inbound connections as stated in the above article. At least in Avast Free, I can check if any app allow inbound connections and block them.

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Re: 'Allow' app in Firewall in Avast One
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2022, 10:40:39 AM »
By default, the Untrusted profile will block everything. Users can change this for selected apps by manually changing their rules.