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How to configure Port Rules:

Use the Ports Rules tab to create a port rule and configure it for opening/closing a port.


You can perform the following actions to a rule: Add, Edit, or Delete. To act on a rule, first, you need select it in the list.


To add a port rule, proceed through the steps listed below:


1. On the Ports Rules tab, click the Add button. The Add a Port Rule dialog displays:


2. Type a Name for the port rule.


3. Type manually the Application, or click Browse to locate the application.


4. Select a Port Number from the drop-down list box.


5. Select a Protocol from the drop-down list box.


6. From the drop-down combo box, select an action (Allow, Block, or Ask) for the rule.


7. From the drop-down combo box, select a direction (Both, In, or Out) for the rule.


8. Once you are done, click Ok.


To edit a port rule, proceed through the steps listed below:


1. On the Ports Rules tab, click the Add button.


2. With the dialog displayed, make the needed modifications.


Note: The dialog fields vary for Port and Advanced rules. If you want to edit an Advanced rule, go to Advanced rule.


3. Once you are done, click Ok.


To delete a port rule, select it from the list and click the Delete button.


In addition, you can add an Advanced rule. Advanced rules apply to a specific application and include one or a combination of protocol, local and remote ports, and direction of traffic. Adding the advanced rules, you specify an action for the Firewall to be taken for network activity that matches the advanced rule.


To add an Advanced rule, proceed through the steps listed below:


1. On the Ports Rules tab, click the Add Advanced button. The Add an Advanced Rule dialog displays:


2. Type a Rule Name for the advanced exception.


3. Type manually the Application, or click Browse to locate the application.


4. From the drop-down combo box, select an action (Allow, Block, or Ask) for the rule.


5. From the drop-down combo box, select a direction (Both, In, or Out) for the rule.


6. Under For Protocols, click Add. With the Add a Port dialog box displayed, select a port from the drop-down combo box: ICMP, IGMP, TCP, or UDP.


7. Enter one or more Local or Remote Ports. Under For Local Ports or For Remote Ports or both, click Add. The Add a Port dialog box displays where you can enter a single port (Beginning Port) or a port range.


Under the Beginning Port area, select a port from the drop-down combo box. Once you are done, you can see a port number displayed in the Port Number field and its description displayed in the Description field.


You can also manually type the port number.


To enter a port range, under the Ending Port area, select a port from the drop-down combo box. Once you are done, you can see a port number displayed in the Port Number field and its description displayed in the Description field.


Once completed, click OK. Your changes are saved and the Add a Port dialog box closes. You are referred back to the Add an Advanced Rule dialog box, where the port or port range is displayed.


As a result, with an allowed action, this port range is allowed past the firewall.


8. Click OK to add your advanced rule. The Add an Advanced Rule dialog box closes. The newly created advanced rule displays in the table on the Ports Rules tab.


To delete an advanced rule, select it from the list on the Ports Rules tab and click the Delete button.


*For more detailed information with screen shots please see the product manual for Ad-Aware10*


Applies to: Ad-Aware 10

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