Avira Premium Security Suite: How can I unblock an application in Avira Firewall?

In case the Firewall blocks an application, which you need for Internet access, you can unblock it in the Application rules configuration of Avira Firewall.

Avira Firewall - ask

Avira Firewall - deny

To unblock the application, follow the steps below:

  1. Start the Avira AntiVir Control Center

    Just double-click the umbrella icon in the tray, in the bottom-right corner of the screen, near the system clock. Or you can double-click the Control Center icon on your desktop, created during installation.
  2. Open the Firewall Configuration

    Go to Extras - Configuration, in the menu bar.
  3. Click on the plus sign next to Firewall, to expand the Firewall menu and click on Application rules.

    In the right panel you can see the Firewall rules for applications and processes. The list has three columns: Application, Mode and Action. The most important one is Action, which shows how Firewall is treating the application.

    If the action is Deny, the Firewall blocks the network traffic for that application.

    Avira Firewall Configuration - Application rules - Deny

  4. To unblock an application you blocked by mistake, you can click on the action twice, to change the action into Allow.

    Avira Firewall Configuration - Application rules - Allow

  5. To save the change, press Apply and then OK.

    The previously blocked application should now be allowed to communicate via Internet or network.

Affected products

  • Avira Premium Security Suite, Version 10 [Windows]
  • Created : Thursday, April 30, 2009
  • Last updated: Monday, May 14, 2012
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