How To Add An Exception To The Avira Firewall


By following the directions below you can add an exception to the Avira Firewall

Move your mouse to the system tray. The system tray is on the bottom right side of your screen by the clock. If you have Windows 7 you may need to select the triangle in order to access the icons in the system tray. From here, right-click on the Avira icon and select "Start AntiVir".

Right Click to Start Avira
Avira Configuration

Slect Configuration in the upper right corner.

In the left navigation menu select "FireWall" and then select "Application Rules". In the right panel select "Add Application"

Avira Configuration, FireWall Rules
Avira, Browse for other Applications

In the new window select "Browse for other applications ..."

Browse the list starting from "My Computer" to the Hide My IP folder. The path for this is c:\Program Files\Hide My IP. If you are running a 64bit OS then the Hide My IP folder will be in "c:\Program Files (x86)\Hide My IP" instead of in "Program Files". Then, select HideMyIP.exe and press "open".

Avira Settings, select HideMyIP.exe
Avira, Adding HideMyIpSrv.exe

Follow the steps above to add "HideMyIpSrv.exe".

Both programs should now be listed as "Ask" under action. Click "Ask" and change it to "Allow". Then click "Filtered" and change it to "Privilaged".

Configuring Hide My IP with Avira