How to stop Avast from blocking websites

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How to stop Avast from blocking websites
Avast! includes anti-virus software and a firewall. (Flickr)

Avast! is one of several computer antivirus programs that is available both in free and commercial versions. Because it is so important to protect a computer from malicious software, many computer users have downloaded the free version of Avast! to use at home. Avast! has a built-in feature that allows you to block certain websites, preventing anyone from using your computer to access them. If you have accidentally enabled website blocking, or blocked a website that you did not intend to, you can disable this feature just as quickly.

Skill level:
Easy

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Right-click the orange Avast! icon in the system tray, then click "Open Avast! User Interface." This launches the main Avast! application.

  2. 2

    Click the "Additional Protection" tab on the left side of the window, then click "Site Blocking" under it. The right side of the window displays a list of each website that Avast! is blocking.

  3. 3

    Click a website on the list, then click the grey "Delete" button at the end of the row to stop blocking an individual website.

  4. 4

    Clear the check from the "Enable Site Blocking" box at the top of the window to completely disable website blocking in Avast!.

  5. 5

    Close the Avast! user interface to return to the desktop.

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