Avast has plenty of great products that make the life of computer users a lot easier and safer when on the internet, either browsing or shopping from their favorite websites.
The antivirus and the VPN provided by the company servers hundreds and thousands of costumers all around the world. In this article, we will speak about the firewall protection that it offers. Let us dive into the complete Avast Firewall Review and see what it has to offer to the users and if it really works.
What is a Firewall?
A firewall is basically used to monitor all of the traffic that flows in between your computer and the outside world. It is used to protect you from performing any type of unauthorized communication with the outside world on the internet. However, in order to make sure that you are protected and safeguarded from any kind of online threat, all you have to do is keep your firewall turned on, at all the time. With Avast, you can get access to firewall features from Avast Ultimate, Premier and Internet Security.
How to Enable and Disable the Firewall?
Avast wants that all of its users are completely protected from kind of intrusions and thus keeps the firewall activated by default. And it is also recommended to keep it enabled all the time. Only disable it, if you want to do it for a temporary situation. In order to achieve this, follow the following steps.
- Go the Avast Home Screen and Click on Protection
- Now click on the Firewall section and turn on the green
- Now select a specific time duration as per your choice and click yes
You have your firewall disabled for a specific period of time and which when ended will re-activate the firewall. However, if you want to enable it earlier than the specified time, follow the same steps only change the green to red in step 2 and it will be enabled.
This feature of the firewall will allow the user to define their network profiles according to the network they are connected to. It will monitor all the communication between you and the networks/web. For selecting an appropriate profile for each of the networks, you will have to follow the following steps.
- Go to the home page of Avast Interface.
- Now click on protection and then the firewall.
- Click onto the slider on firewall profile, to select the following network profile.
You can choose from either public or private, based upon the kind of security suitable for your devices. The private profile has lower security when your device is connected with a trusted network, whereas public profile has higher security when the device is connected to various public networks like airport or cafe network.
Using the firewall log screen, user can get access to all the log activities from the firewall history. It can provide you detailed information about the various interaction that took place with the firewall on your device.