Avira Premium Security Suite: How can I restore application rules in Avira Firewall?

  1. First deactivate the option Protect files and registry entries from manipulation. You can find the option under Configuration - General - Security
  2. Then, go to the Start menu in Windows and select Run.
  3. Type the command services.msc
  4. Right-click Avira Premium Security Suite Firewall and select Deactivate.
  5. Close the Services overview window.
  6. Open My Computer and delete the file OTCfg.bin from the following folder:
    • on Windows XP / Windows 2000:
      C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\
    • on Windows Vista / Windows 7:
      C:\ProgramData\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\
  7. Restart the computer.

Avira Firewall will prompt you again for allowing services and programs to connect to the Internet.

Affected products

  • Avira Premium Security Suite, Version 10 [Windows]
  • Created : Thursday, September 20, 2007
  • Last updated: Monday, May 14, 2012
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