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How to configure Application Rules

On the Application Rules screen, you can configure access to your network from applications installed on your PC by creating your own rules.

To access the Application Rules screen, on the Advanced Settings screen, click Manage in the Application Rules block.

Here you can add, edit or remove rules to be applied to the applications installed on your PC.

To add a rule, click Add. With the Add Rule screen displayed, specify the required parameters and click Save.

  • Program Path: Click Browse and select the application the rule applies to.

  • Local Address: Select the Any check box if you you want to allow or deny traffic for any local address. If you clear the check box, the IP and Port text boxes become available for specifying the parameters. You are allowed to type only one value for IP address, and several values separated by a comma or a range of values using dash for Port.

  • Remote Address: Select the Any check box if you you want to allow or deny traffic for any remote address. If you clear the check box, the IP and Port text boxes become available for specifying the parameters. You are allowed to type several values separated by a comma for IP address, and several values separated by a comma or a range of values using dash for Port.

  • Protocol: Select the Any radio button to include all IP protocols.
    Select the TCP radio button to enable two hosts to establish a connection and exchange streams of data. TCP - Transmission Control Protocol - guarantees data and guarantees delivery of packets in the same order they have been sent.
    Select the UDP radio button to use User Datagram Protocol that is an IP-based transport designed for high performance. It is often used by games and other video-based applications.
    Select the Other radio button and indicate a number to represent a specific IP protocol (other than TCP and UDP).

  • Direction: Select from the drop-down combo box the traffic direction the rule applies to.
    Outbound means that the rule applies only for the outgoing traffic.
    Inbound means that the rule applies only for the incoming traffic.
    Both means that the rule applies in both directions.

  • IP Version: Select from the drop-down combo box suitable IP address format: IPv4, IPv6, or Any.

  • Permission: Select from the drop-down combo box an option to allow or deny application access to the network or Internet under the specified circumstances.

To edit a rule, select it in the application rules list, and then click Edit. With the Add Rule screen displayed, modify the parameters previously set, and click Save.

To delete a rule, select it in the application rules list, and then click Remove.

Applies to: Ad-Aware 11

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