How to Disable Avast Firewall [Instructions ONLY]


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How to Disable Avast Firewall

Avast is a reputable antivirus software provider with over 200 million users and counting. It is very common that people install Avast for its anti-virus protection, but along with that, it also features an inbuilt firewall – which many users find annoying and frustrating – if not disabled. Disabling the firewall will increase your internet speed and will help you surf the web without being interrupted by a pop-up from Avast.

In this article, I’ll be discussing all the ways to disable Avast firewall for all types.

How do I disable Avast Free Antivirus on Windows 10/8/7

How do I disable Avast Firewall in Windows 10?

1) Go to Control Panel.

2) Select System and Security.

3) Select Windows Firewall.

4) Click Advanced Settings in the left panel.

5) On the Exceptions tab, highlight Avast Antivirus in the Allowed apps column and click Remove to disable Avast Firewall. You can choose which settings you wish to exclude.

How do I disable Avast Firewall in Windows 8?

1) Go to Control Panel.

2) Select System and Security.

3) Select Windows Firewall.

4) Click Change Settings next to ‘Windows Firewall’. This will show the exceptions already configured (i.e., those that have been allowed).

5) Click Advanced Settings in the left panel.

6) On the Exceptions tab, highlight Avast Antivirus in the Allowed apps column and click Remove to disable Avast Firewall. You can choose which settings you wish to exclude.

How do I disable Avast Firewall in Windows 7?

1) Go to Control Panel.

2) Select System and Security.

3) Select Windows Firewall.

4) Click the Exceptions tab and highlight Avast Antivirus in the Allowed apps column and click Remove to disable Avast Firewall. You can choose which settings you wish to exclude.

How do I disable Avast Firewall in Windows Vista?

1) Go to Control Panel.

2) Click Security and Maintenance.

3) Click Windows Firewall and then click Advanced Settings on the left panel.

4) On the Exceptions tab, highlight Avast Antivirus in the Allowed apps column and click Remove to disable Avast Firewall. You can choose which settings you wish to exclude.

How do I disable Avast Firewall in Windows XP?

1) Go to Control Panel.

2) Click Security Center.

3) Click Windows Firewall and then the Exceptions tab to view the list of programs currently allowed through your firewall.

4) Highlight Avast Antivirus in the Allowed apps column and click Remove to disable Avast Firewall.

How do I disable Avast Firewall in Windows 2000?

1) Go to Start > Settings > Control Panel.

2) Double-click Security Center.

3) Click the Windows Firewall tab then select the Exceptions tab to view a list of programs currently allowed through your firewall.

4) Highlight Avast Antivirus in the Allowed apps column and click Remove to disable Avast Firewall. You can choose which settings you wish to exclude.

How do I disable Avast Firewall for all users?

Open Windows Services by clicking Start > Run > services.msc

2) Scroll down to the Windows Firewall entry, right-click it, and select Properties.

3) On the General tab, change ‘Startup type’ from Automatic to Disabled.

4) Click Apply then click OK twice. This will disable Avast Firewall for all users on this PC.

How do I disable Avast Firewall for only the current user?

1) Open Windows Firewall by clicking Start > Run > wf.msc

2) Right-click the ‘Avast Antivirus’ entry and select Properties.

3) On the Exceptions tab, uncheck all options under Private networks, such as Home/Work (private), Trusted, and All networks.

4) Click OK to apply the settings and close the window. This will disable Avast Firewall for only the current user on this PC.

How do I disable Avast firewall permanently?

1) Open Windows Firewall by clicking Start > Run > wf.msc

2) Right-click the ‘Avast Antivirus’ entry and select Properties.

3) On the General tab, change ‘Startup type’ from Automatic to Disabled.

4) Click Apply then click OK twice. This will disable Avast Firewall permanently on this PC. You can also create a shortcut to Windows Firewall with Advanced Security to quickly access the settings.

How do I disable Avast firewall on MAC?

To disable the Avast firewall on a Macbook computer running OS X 10.7 Lion open System Preferences, click Security & Privacy and under the Firewall tab uncheck ‘Enable Firewall’.

For a Macbook running OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, open System Preferences and click on the Security icon. Under ‘Other’ uncheck Avast Antivirus Firewall to disable the firewall.

To disable the Avast firewall for all users on a Macbook computer running OS X 10.7 Lion, follow these steps:

1) Open Applications> Utilities> Terminal.

2) In the Terminal window, type sudo /Applications/Avast\ Anti-virus.app/Contents/MacOS/avast!_antivirus –set-mode off This will disable the firewall for all users on a Macbook computer running OS X 10.7 Lion.

To disable the Avast firewall for all users on a Macbook computer running OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, follow these steps:

1) Open Applications> Utilities> Terminal .

2) In the Terminal window, type sudo /Applications/Avast\ Anti-virus.app/Contents/MacOS/avast!_antivirus –uninstall This will completely remove the Avast software.

Reasons You May Want to Disable Avast Firewall

There are a few reasons you may want to disable Avast Firewall:

  • You’re having problems accessing the Internet.
  • You don’t use a router and your computer is directly connected to a modem, in which case the security software built into the modem could be conflicting with your anti-virus program. You can also try connecting your computer to the modem with an Ethernet cable to see if you can access the Internet.
  • You don’t wish to use Avast Firewall due to a personal preference or choice.
  • Avast Firewall is interfering with another security program you have installed.
  • For software testing purposes.
  • You simply wish to disable your security software for a period of time and live without the protection (please don’t do this)

Avast Firewall FAQs

Q: Is Avast Firewall Safe?

A: Yes. The Avast firewall to block as few programs as possible, while giving users full control over their firewall settings. The safety of Avast’s users is treated as a top priority, so you can be confident that Avast Firewall is both safe and highly customizable to suit your needs.

Q: Will Avast Firewall slow down my computer?

A: No. Avast firewall is designed to keep your system running fast and smooth for optimum performance.

Q: Can I disable the Avast firewall in certain situations? I do not wish to make use of a router and need access to the Internet.

A: Yes. For example, you can disable Avast Firewall while making use of a router by following these steps:

1) Open Applications> Utilities> Terminal.

2) In the Terminal window, type sudo /Applications/Avast\ Anti-virus.app/Contents/MacOS/avast!_antivirus –set-mode off

This will disable the firewall for all users on a Macbook computer running OS X 10.7 Lion.

Q: I’ve disabled Avast Firewall’s autoprotect function but it keeps reenabling itself?

A: You may have an issue with another security program you are using, please contact their support team for advice. It may be necessary to disable the full autoprotect function if it is conflicting with other software you are running.

Q: I’ve clicked the ‘trust’ button in Avast Firewall’s rules list, but this didn’t work?

A: This means that there is a program currently running which has been blocked by the firewall. You can click ‘allow’ to temporarily unblock this program.

Q: Why is Avast keeping me out of some websites?

A: Some websites may be incorrectly categorized as unsafe by the Avast Virus Lab, or your Internet Service Provider (ISP) may have its own security systems, which could block access to certain sites. Sometimes it may be necessary to ‘white list’ an entire website or subdomain in the Avast Firewall.

Q: I can’t find my newly added firewall rules?

A: Your new rules are grouped under the ‘one click protection’ category, please see this article for more information on how to access your firewall settings.

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