Avira Internet Security: 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 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. Go to Extras → Configuration → Internet Protection, 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
    • Active Connections
    • Action
    The most important one is Action, which shows how FireWall is treating the application.
  4. If the action is Deny, the FireWall blocks the network traffic for that application.

    Internet protection > FireWall > Application rules > Deny

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

    Internet Protection - FireWall - Application rules - Allow

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

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

    Avira Network event

Affected products

  • Avira Internet Security [Windows]
  • Avira Internet Security, Version 2012 [Windows]
  • Created : Thursday, April 30, 2009
  • Last updated: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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