How to Disable an Avast Firewall

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How to Disable an Avast Firewall
Software updates may make Avast Firewall incompatible with other software. (computer image by blaine stiger from

You may want or need to disable the Avast firewall that comes bundled with Avast Internet Security if the software is blocking applications or certain ports. The Avast firewall may also be interfering with other software programs, or the administration of the Avast Firewall may prove annoying. Disabling the Avast Firewall is a simple process.

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  1. 1

    Click on the Avast icon in the bottom right-hand corner of your screen.

  2. 2

    Click "Open avast! user interface" in the menu that pops up. A window showing all the Avast programs installed on your system will open.

  3. 3

    Click the "Firewall" icon. The firewall options window will open. Click on "Firewall Settings."

  4. 4

    Click the "Stop" button to disable firewall protection.

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  • Without a running firewall, you expose your computer to attacks from hackers and malware.

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