Author Topic: Avast firewall keeps switching back to smart mode on its own.  (Read 398 times)

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Offline Rennex

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I want to use avast's inbuilt firewall in the "ask mode" but it keeps switching to "smart mode" on its own. I use glasswire and I noticed network traffic from all apps, even after switching to "ask mode". That's when I realized the avast firewall has a BUG.

Here's the video evidence: https://imgur.com/a/WS7ii9K

I just installed the latest version yesterday June 7th 2024.
« Last Edit: June 08, 2024, 10:58:18 AM by Rennex »

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Re: Avast firewall keeps switching back to smart mode on its own.
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2024, 12:03:37 PM »
First I don't use Glasswire, so I have no idea of exactly what it does.  However, I think this is classic conflict, you have two firewalls effectively running at the same time.

This is somewhat like two antivirus programs running at the same time. 
This is why when you Install Avast, Windows disables the Microsoft Defender antivirus element.

I don't know if Glasswire, also monitors network traffic, in which case there could be conflict in that area also.
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Re: Avast firewall keeps switching back to smart mode on its own.
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2024, 02:52:18 PM »
The issue was the online installer, I don't know what files it installed, coz I reinstalled avast with offline installation files, and it now works.

Am not premium glasswire user, so I can't even turn the firewall part on. See:

https://imgur.com/YLBva1E

For the past 2 years, I've had glasswire for notifications and avast for network blocking.

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Re: Avast firewall keeps switching back to smart mode on its own.
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2024, 10:29:32 PM »
Thanks for the clarification, happy that you have it resolved.
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