Avast Anti-Virus Firewall update blocked Flex. Need to change Avast settings

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I use Avast anti virus. Avast updated this morning and I could no longer use my Flex 6700. It did not show up in SSDR.

I checked and the upgraded Avast was blocking SSDR, DAX and CAT applications. I added overriding firewall rules but that didn't work.

I then noticed on the Firewall page that during the upgrade Avast changed my Ethernet connection from private to public which then violated the access rules. This was causing the problem. I changed it back to private and everything worked.

Anyone using Avast should watch out for this.
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Ria - N2RJ, Elmer

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I've also had issues with it. Currently looking into other solutions. 
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Mike va3mw

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Yes, having your Ethernet connection marked as Public will shut you down.  It makes your laptop/computer think you are on a public lan connection (like being in a Starbucks).  

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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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Will it serve up a french vanilla latte?
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ka7gzr

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No- you must come up here to Seattle to get that...
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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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That's not in Seattle- I see sunshine.
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Paul Lourd

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Good tip.  In the last few months, Avast has broken a few things for me (DXLABS is common). I've gone back to Microsoft Essentials for now.  Go ahead, laugh. Nothing can protect you from a day one exploit!
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Wow 3 years later it just happened to me. Thank you... However I don't want a three year coffee. 
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Johan / SE3X

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Which version are you using? I use the Free version, hams are cheapos.., and haven't had any problem yet. Would be interesting to know if this is a problem when using the full paid version, vs the free one.