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how to block IP addresses in Avast Pro
« on: July 22, 2009, 04:15:09 PM »
How can I block an IP address?

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Re: how to block IP addresses in Avast Pro
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2009, 04:21:46 PM »
avast isn't a firewall as such, so though it can probably be done in the Web Shield, Customize, URL Blocking, Add and enter the IP address. I don't know if the URL Blocking is able to take IPs or only domain name blocking, etc.

However, I feel it is probably better being blocked in your firewall.

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Re: how to block IP addresses in Avast Pro
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2009, 04:39:39 PM »
I agree with DavidR here, this should really be done with the firewall.
You haven't told us which one it is...

However it is possible, with a test using the google IP as an example, it does work with avast.

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EDIT:Bear in mind also, that typing the domain name will not be blocked, this has to be included into the blocking list also.
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Re: how to block IP addresses in Avast Pro
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2009, 04:53:39 PM »
Thanks for the advice - all I have is windows xp firewall. I'll look into it.

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Re: how to block IP addresses in Avast Pro
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2009, 05:25:05 PM »
Why do you want to block an IP?
Which is the site?
You can use hosts file or avast webshield to block websites.
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Re: how to block IP addresses in Avast Pro
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2009, 05:29:51 PM »
Tech, probably related to the other thread...

I suppose this should really have been there...
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Re: how to block IP addresses in Avast Pro
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2009, 06:25:51 PM »
If you put a domain name there, that is technically better as a domain name could have multiple IP addresses and if it moves servers, the domain name would block all IPs for that domain.

The XP firewall provides zero outbound checking (as I mentioned in the other topic) so you couldn't block an IP or domain with the XP firewall...
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