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Offline Flourgrader

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Application Rules in Firewall settings?
« on: July 16, 2022, 10:45:41 AM »
Hi All,
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Avast Premium Security 22.7.6024 (build 22.7.7383.528
UI version 1.0.718
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I have been looking at the Application Rules Settings,
and trying to work out the logic of why they are laid out like they are.
As an example:
If the Default Rule is set to Allow Direction In/Out
Then why give the option of: Internet Out (Allow) Internet In (Allow)?
Also, you see only internet out (Allow) but when you look at the default rule
It lists In/Out.
I find this most confusion! Any explanation would be grateful.
Please see screenshot for clarification.
Thank You.

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Re: Application Rules in Firewall settings?
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2022, 02:48:03 PM »

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Re: Application Rules in Firewall settings?
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2022, 08:26:38 PM »
Same here.
Also, OP, are you finding that rule changes do not stay?
If I click the slider to disable the default rule at the bottom, it comes back on later.

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Re: Application Rules in Firewall settings?
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2022, 11:54:05 AM »
Same here.
Also, OP, are you finding that rule changes do not stay?
If I click the slider to disable the default rule at the bottom, it comes back on later.

Hi,

Please see https://support.avast.com/en-ww/article/antivirus-firewall-application-rules/#idt_130

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Re: Application Rules in Firewall settings?
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2022, 02:14:13 PM »
If you change the default rule action to block - it would work like you want, only traffic specified by the rules above it will be allowed.