Avast Port Redirect

When it comes to anti-virus, I’m a cheapskate.  I’m always using the latest highly rated free option.  And these days, that’s Avast.  I installed it on the little media box I run awhile ago.  Today I gave it a reboot per updates and – surprise! – SickBeard refused to start.  Port 8081 – the port I configured SB to run over – was in use, it said.  A quick netstat proved otherwise.

Avast does a redirect on a number of ports, it turns out.  So if you’ve recently installed Avast and have discovered port related problems, here’s your fix:

In the Avast console (obtained by double clicking the Avast icon in your tray):

  1. Choose Settings > Troubleshooting
  2. Expand Redirect Settings
  3. Observe this stuff here and make changes as per necessary.

avastAfter you OK your way out give it a couple of minutes for Avast to pick up your changes.

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