The settings on this page are important when avast! needs to access the internet, for example, when carrying out updates.
If you connect directly to the internet (i.e. not through a proxy), select “Direct connection (no proxy)”. Note: dial-up connections do not use a proxy.
If you are not sure whether you use a proxy server, or which proxy server you use, select “auto detect” or ask your internet provider or network administrator.
If you connect to the internet through a proxy server and you know the proxy server details, select “Specify proxy server” and enter the proxy details:
- Type – HTTP or SOCK4
- Address – Enter the address of your proxy server
- Port – Enter the port your proxy server uses
- Authentication type – specify here whether the proxy server requires authentication and if so, the type of authentication
- Username and password -should be entered if required for authentication
Finally, click on “Test connection” to test whether the internet connection (based on the entered settings) works.