Author Topic: CIS Firewall Doesn't Remember Approval To Allow Avast AV AvastSvc.exe.  (Read 6405 times)

Offline Harvey R

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I am  currently using the latest free version of CIS Firewall and Avast's new ver. 6.0.100.  When I first boot up, CIS Firewall pops up to ask if I want to allow AvastSvc.exe.  I click to approve, making sure it is set to remember the answer, and there is no further problem... until I power down and boot up again.

OS is XP Pro.

I just installed this same combo on a friend's machine, and it does the same thing.

I think I recall this problem first showing up while I was still running the previous version of Avast AV, but I'm not sure.

Everything is working once I get past approving the initial request so it's more of an annoyance than a major problem, but I'm afraid to recommend CIS to my non-geek friends until this is resolved.

TIA for any ideas or help.
« Last Edit: February 27, 2011, 10:23:14 PM by Harvey R »

Offline Boris 3

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Re: CIS Firewall Doesn't Remember Approval To Allow Avast AV AvastSvc.exe.
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2011, 02:00:22 AM »
Give AvastSvc.exe the status of installer/updater and you won't get anymore alert from Def+ for this file.

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Re: CIS Firewall Doesn't Remember Approval To Allow Avast AV AvastSvc.exe.
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2011, 02:04:26 PM »
Give AvastSvc.exe the status of installer/updater and you won't get anymore alert from Def+ for this file.

Def+ already lists AvastSvc.exe as an installer/updater under "Defense+ Rules," and ALWIL Software is listed under "Trusted Software Vendors," but the problem persists.    :(

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Re: CIS Firewall Doesn't Remember Approval To Allow Avast AV AvastSvc.exe.
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2011, 02:17:51 PM »
Hey and warm welcome to comodo forums Harvery R!

add the avast folder here CIS ---> Defense+ ---> Defense+ Settings ---> Execution control Settings ---> Detect shellcode injections (i.e. Buffer overflow protection) ---> Exclusions ---> Add ---> Browse...

Tell me if this solve the problem.

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Re: CIS Firewall Doesn't Remember Approval To Allow Avast AV AvastSvc.exe.
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2011, 05:48:43 PM »
I run Avast free with Comodo FW and Def+ (in paranoid mode) on one computer. I've given the status installer/updater to 3 avast files :
Avast5\Setup\avast.setup
Avast5\AvastSvc.exe
Avast5\AvastUI.exe
plus I've made a group for all the other avast exe and given it the status trusted application.

I can assure you I don't have alerts from Def+ for Avast except a few ones when I updated to Avast6.

Hope that help

Offline Harvey R

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Thanks, all.

New Comodo update, yesterday, to ver. 5.3.181415.1237 appears to have resolved the problem.  Found similar reports in this thread so I posted this info, there, so others know.   :)

http://forums.comodo.com/news-announcements-feedback-cis/avast-v6-not-recognized-t69874.0.html;msg496123

Thanks, Comodo.  You rock.    :-TU

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Oops.  Looks like I spoke too soon.  The problem re-emerged when I went to download the newest versions of the installers.

Valentin N -- Thanks for the help.  I'll try your suggestion.  I added the entire Alwil Software folder.  Is that what you meant, or did you want me to go to a sub-folder?
« Last Edit: March 01, 2011, 06:59:26 PM by Harvey R »

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put the complete one then you don't think of adding anything more ;D
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