Make firewall warning permanetly dismissable

Hi,

can I suggest to make the “Windows Firewall is preventing the Remote application…” warning permanently dismissable? I have lots of network interfaces in my PC and everytime I start the application I am presented with this warning:

plus the additional warning icon in the upper right corner:

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even though my network and firewall settings are all correct for Audirvana and the Remote App is working without issues. When I look into the network list, I see “Firewall issue” for devices that are not concerned with Audirvana or the network that the remote App is running in, like this:

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It would be great if there was an option to permanetly dismiss that warning including the red warning icon, if the person is confirming that they are aware of the issue and everything is working fine for them. To me it’s very annoying having to click “OK” (or wait 15 seconds) everytime I start the app and the warning icon also does not help.

Thanks!
Winni

Hi @Winni,

This is interesting, can you send us a copy of the “Debug Info” when you have this issue? You can get it in Audirvana Settings>My account

Note: By clicking on the Debug Info button, Audirvana automatically copies all its content, all you have to do is paste it in response to this message

Here you go (redacted some IPs and sensitive information, though - please note that XXX is a different network than YYY).

As you can see it complains about “Intel PCIe Port L” but that device is not concerned with the audio network. Audivrana remote works for me in my WiFi network (which is the “Lord of the Pings” device) and it works without issues. I’ve created a Firewall rule in Windows 11 Defender to let Audirvana accept incoming traffic. As you can see it also recognizes other DLNA devices in the network (like my Denon A/V Receiver or the Bose SoundTouch speaker). Maybe Audirvana only check the primary network device for firewall errors?

Audirvana Studio 2.6.1 (20601)

Windows 11 (22621) with 128GB physical RAM

Connected account of : Winni ZZZZZZ

NETWORK
	Status: available
	Available network interfaces:
		Intel PCIe Port L ({3fe9671e-c234-441c-856c-f21108e63cdd}) is private
		Lord Of The Pings ({d43c46b4-0722-4fed-ad0e-5ffec80609d4}) is PUBLIC
	Windows Defender Firewall status for this instance of Audirvana Studio
		Active profile types: all
		Private profile: 
			Firewall: enabled
			Inbound: blocked
			Outbound: allowed
			Notifications: disabled
		Public profile: 
			Firewall: enabled
			Inbound: blocked
			Outbound: allowed
			Notifications: disabled
	Network interface INBOUND traffic is BLOCKED: potential issue for Remote, UPnP, and Chromecast

SIGNAL PROCESSING:

	Polarity Inversion:
		Globally: OFF
		Per track: ON
	Effects plugins NOT ACTIVE

UPSAMPLING:
	r8brain with Power Of Two upsampling
	r8brain filter parameters
	Bandwidth = 99.5%
	Stop band attenuation 218dB
	Phase linear

AUDIO VOLUME:
	Max allowed volume: 100
	Replay Gain: None
	SW volume control: OFF

LIBRARY SETTINGS:
	Sync list: 1 folders
		AUTO: \\WinniNAS\music\
	Library database path: C:\Users\Winni ZZZZZZ\AppData\Local\Packages\Audirvana.Audirvana-4118-9684-d80dbb7827cd_q3nymrkmej12j\LocalCache\Local\Audirvana\Audirvana\AudirvanaDatabase.sqlite

Local audio files fingerprinting
	Tracks with no MBID: 3217

Remote Control server:
	Listening on 192.168.YYY.YYY on port 7657

ACTIVE STREAMING SERVICES
	TIDAL:  Connected as HiFi Plus

=================== AUDIO DEVICE ========================


Active method: Local

Max. memory for audio buffers: 16864MB

Local Audio Engine: KernelStreaming

Preferred device: 
	Music (TC-Helicon GoXLR)
	Model UID:TUSBAUDIO_ENUM\VID_1220&PID_8FE0&KS
	UID:\\?\SWD#MMDEVAPI#{0.0.0.00000000}.{d959ac93-07d6-40de-bb95-2d644426277b}#{e6327cad-dcec-4949-ae8a-991e976a79d2}

Currently playing in Integer Mode:
	Device: 2ch  24bits  Integer, 8 bytes per frame 48kHz

Active Sample Rate: 48kHz

Bridge settings:
	Sample rate limitation: 96kHz
	Sample rate switching latency: none
	Limit bitdepth to 24bit: OFF
	Mute during sample rate change: OFF

Selected device:Music (TC-Helicon GoXLR)
	Manufacturer: TC-Helicon
	Model name: GoXLR
	Model UID: TUSBAUDIO_ENUM\VID_1220&PID_8FE0&KS
	UID: \\?\SWD#MMDEVAPI#{0.0.0.00000000}.{d959ac93-07d6-40de-bb95-2d644426277b}#{e6327cad-dcec-4949-ae8a-991e976a79d2}
	USB Vendor ID: 0x1220
	USB Product ID: 0x8fe0
	Kernel Streaming capable 

1 available sample rates up to 48000Hz
	48000

Volume Control
	Physical: No
	Virtual: No
	Max volume alert: Enabled

MQA capability
	Auto-detect MQA devices: Yes
	Not a MQA device, user set to not MQA
DSD capability: Unhandled

Device audio channels
	Preferred stereo channels L:0 R:1
	Channel bitmap: Ox3, layout:
		Channel 0 mapped to 0
		Channel 1 mapped to 1

Audio channels in use
	Number of channels: 2
	Use as stereo device only: No
	Simple stereo device: No

1 output streams:
	Number of active channels: 2, in 1 stream(s)
		Channel #0 :Stream 0 channel 0
		Channel #1 :Stream 0 channel 1
	2 ch Integer PCM 24bit little endian aligned high in 32bit chunk 48kHz
	2 ch Integer PCM 16bit little endian 48kHz

Local devices found : 6
	Device #0: Chat (TC-Helicon GoXLR)
		Manufacturer: TC-Helicon
		Model UID: TUSBAUDIO_ENUM\VID_1220&PID_8FE0&KS
		UID: \\?\SWD#MMDEVAPI#{0.0.0.00000000}.{eb15f4c3-a0ee-427b-89f5-edc99fa7c4b3}#{e6327cad-dcec-4949-ae8a-991e976a79d2}
		USB Vendor ID: 0x1220
		USB Product ID: 0x8fe0
		Model name: GoXLR
	Device #1: System (TC-Helicon GoXLR)
		Manufacturer: TC-Helicon
		Model UID: TUSBAUDIO_ENUM\VID_1220&PID_8FE0&KS
		UID: \\?\SWD#MMDEVAPI#{0.0.0.00000000}.{4e0ba40c-3783-4bc4-abec-5ff6c26bdd8b}#{e6327cad-dcec-4949-ae8a-991e976a79d2}
		USB Vendor ID: 0x1220
		USB Product ID: 0x8fe0
		Model name: GoXLR
	Device #2: Sample (TC-Helicon GoXLR)
		Manufacturer: TC-Helicon
		Model UID: TUSBAUDIO_ENUM\VID_1220&PID_8FE0&KS
		UID: \\?\SWD#MMDEVAPI#{0.0.0.00000000}.{66dfabcf-2ef2-4f0b-b245-14c0d992f313}#{e6327cad-dcec-4949-ae8a-991e976a79d2}
		USB Vendor ID: 0x1220
		USB Product ID: 0x8fe0
		Model name: GoXLR
	Device #3: Game (TC-Helicon GoXLR)
		Manufacturer: TC-Helicon
		Model UID: TUSBAUDIO_ENUM\VID_1220&PID_8FE0&KS
		UID: \\?\SWD#MMDEVAPI#{0.0.0.00000000}.{faccadec-19d7-40e6-b94e-a183745622c5}#{e6327cad-dcec-4949-ae8a-991e976a79d2}
		USB Vendor ID: 0x1220
		USB Product ID: 0x8fe0
		Model name: GoXLR
	Device #4: Music (TC-Helicon GoXLR)
		Manufacturer: TC-Helicon
		Model UID: TUSBAUDIO_ENUM\VID_1220&PID_8FE0&KS
		UID: \\?\SWD#MMDEVAPI#{0.0.0.00000000}.{d959ac93-07d6-40de-bb95-2d644426277b}#{e6327cad-dcec-4949-ae8a-991e976a79d2}
		USB Vendor ID: 0x1220
		USB Product ID: 0x8fe0
		Model name: GoXLR
	Device #5: U34G2G4R3 (NVIDIA High Definition Audio)
		Manufacturer: NVIDIA
		Model UID: HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10DE&DEV_009A&SUBSYS_10438802&REV_1001
		UID: \\?\SWD#MMDEVAPI#{0.0.0.00000000}.{6439044a-5516-4689-9712-98d17434969e}#{e6327cad-dcec-4949-ae8a-991e976a79d2}
		Model name: Audio Device on High Definition Audio Bus

UPnP


UPnP devices found : 2
	Device #0: Denon AVR-X2700H
		UID: uuid:46d4d69a-075e-16ef-0080-0006788dc242
		Location: http://192.168.XXX.XXX:60006/upnp/desc/aios_device/aios_device.xml
		Manufacturer: Denon
		Model name: Denon AVR-X2700H
	Device #1: SoundTouch_XXXXX
		UID: uuid:BO5EBO5E-F00D-F00D-FEED-7C3866C6D782
		Location: http://192.168.XXX.XXX:8091/XD/BO5EBO5E-F00D-F00D-FEED-7C3866C6D782.xml
		Manufacturer: Bose Corporation
		Model name: SoundTouch 10



Chromecast


Chromecast devices found : 0

In the inbound rules of your firewall, Audirvāna Studio is not enabled for inbound but it is for outbound.

One additional note: I can get rid of that warning, if I disable the “block inbound traffic” switch in the Windows Firewall for the private profile of that Intel network adapter, but that I of course don’t want to do.

What is the reason you do not want to do this?

It has several reasons:

a) I have a dedicated rule for Audirvana


b) That network interface is not concerned with the network that Audirvana is in
c) Windows Defender will have permanent warning icon when you disable the firewall
d) Audirvana UPnP and Remote is working fine, why should I disable my firewall? Just to get rid of a false warning in an application?

Following this issue, we made a remote screen session and I saw that the network protection notification was disabled.

Once enabled, we reinstalled Audirvāna Studio and this time the notification came out and no more firewall warning!

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-security-notifications-6a59ce6a-e1e0-4795-b080-ba92d49644b2

Firewall and network protection - You can specify if you want to receive notifications when Microsoft Defender Firewall blocks a new app. You can also configure these notifications differently depending on if the app was blocked on your domain network, your private network, or the public network (internet).

Thanks again for the support @Antoine. Appreciate the help!

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I do have the same problem here. All notifications of Defender are on, I made an inbound rule for Audirvana as mentioned above by Winni and still get the message I should change my Firewall settings.
The remote app does work though

Hi @krit,

Can you send us a copy of the "Debug Info“ when you have this issue? You can get it in Audirvana Settings>My account.

Note: By clicking on the Debug Info button, Audirvana automatically copies all its content. All you have to do is paste it in response to this message.

Audirvana Studio 2.7.0 (20700)

Windows 11 (22631) with 16GB physical RAM

Connected account of : Saul Nord

NETWORK
Status: available
Available network interfaces:
Ethernet 4 ({a84a3af6-f0cc-4d03-9ed5-c0be4fc8c9eb}) is private
Windows Defender Firewall status for this instance of Audirvana Studio
Active profile types: all
Private profile:
Firewall: enabled
Inbound: blocked
Outbound: allowed
Notifications: enabled
Public profile:
Firewall: enabled
Inbound: blocked
Outbound: allowed
Notifications: enabled
Network interface INBOUND traffic is BLOCKED: potential issue for Remote, UPnP, and Chromecast

SIGNAL PROCESSING:

Polarity Inversion:
	Globally: OFF
	Per track: ON
Effects plugins NOT ACTIVE

UPSAMPLING:
r8brain with device max frequency upsampling
r8brain filter parameters
Bandwidth = 99.5%
Stop band attenuation 218dB
Phase linear

AUDIO VOLUME:
Max allowed volume: 100
Replay Gain: None
SW volume control: OFF

LIBRARY SETTINGS:
Sync list: 1 folders
AUTO: \FARHOOVES\Music
Library database path: C:\Users\VerhoeA\AppData\Local\Audirvana\Audirvana\AudirvanaDatabase.sqlite

Folders synchronization in progress:
\FARHOOVES\Music
Deep Synch: yes
Scanning 21881/31376: \FARHOOVES\Music\Pop\70s\Jethro Tull\10 - 1977 - Songs From The Wood (1986 UK CDP 32 1132 2)\00. Jethro Tull - Songs From The Wood.cue

Local audio files fingerprinting
Fingerprinting track 1098/12486 : \FARHOOVES\Music\Compressed\Grateful Dead\Ladies and Gentleman\cd 4\10 In The Midnight Hour …m4a

Remote Control server:
Listening on fd4c:4b32:3032:0:d551:3da6:7a09:be0 on port 51512

ACTIVE STREAMING SERVICES
Qobuz: Connected as Qobuz Studio

=================== AUDIO DEVICE ========================

Active method: Local

Max. memory for audio buffers: 8192MB

Local Audio Engine: WASAPI
Use max I/O buffer size: ON

Preferred device:
Luidsprekers (HIFIMAN-EF400)
Model UID:USB\VID_2FC6&PID_F824&REV_0201&MI_00
UID:\?\SWD#MMDEVAPI#{0.0.0.00000000}.{e32be08d-b83b-4594-bb35-1c6c835102bd}#{e6327cad-dcec-4949-ae8a-991e976a79d2}

Currently playing in Integer Mode:
Device: 2ch 24bits Integer, 6 bytes per frame 192kHz

Active Sample Rate: 192kHz

Bridge settings:
Sample rate limitation: none
Sample rate switching latency: none
Limit bitdepth to 24bit: OFF
Mute during sample rate change: OFF

Selected device:Luidsprekers (HIFIMAN-EF400)
Manufacturer: Microsoft
Model name: HIFIMAN-EF400
Model UID: USB\VID_2FC6&PID_F824&REV_0201&MI_00
UID: \?\SWD#MMDEVAPI#{0.0.0.00000000}.{e32be08d-b83b-4594-bb35-1c6c835102bd}#{e6327cad-dcec-4949-ae8a-991e976a79d2}
USB Vendor ID: 0x2fc6
USB Product ID: 0xf824

6 available sample rates up to 192000Hz
44100
48000
88200
96000
176400
192000

Volume Control
Physical: Yes
Virtual: No
Max volume alert: Enabled

MQA capability
Auto-detect MQA devices: Yes
Not a MQA device, user set to not MQA

DSD capability
Unhandled (PCM conversion) with boost gain of 6dB

Device audio channels
Preferred stereo channels L:0 R:1
Channel bitmap: Ox3, layout:
Channel 0 mapped to 0
Channel 1 mapped to 1

Audio channels in use
Number of channels: 2
Use as stereo device only: No
Simple stereo device: No

1 output streams:
Number of active channels: 2, in 1 stream(s)
Channel #0 :Stream 0 channel 0
Channel #1 :Stream 0 channel 1
2 ch Integer PCM 16bit little endian 44.1kHz
2 ch Integer PCM 24bit little endian 44.1kHz
2 ch Integer PCM 32bit little endian 44.1kHz
2 ch Integer PCM 16bit little endian 48kHz
2 ch Integer PCM 24bit little endian 48kHz
2 ch Integer PCM 32bit little endian 48kHz
2 ch Integer PCM 16bit little endian 88.2kHz
2 ch Integer PCM 24bit little endian 88.2kHz
2 ch Integer PCM 32bit little endian 88.2kHz
2 ch Integer PCM 16bit little endian 96kHz
2 ch Integer PCM 24bit little endian 96kHz
2 ch Integer PCM 32bit little endian 96kHz
2 ch Integer PCM 16bit little endian 176.4kHz
2 ch Integer PCM 24bit little endian 176.4kHz
2 ch Integer PCM 32bit little endian 176.4kHz
2 ch Integer PCM 16bit little endian 192kHz
2 ch Integer PCM 24bit little endian 192kHz
2 ch Integer PCM 32bit little endian 192kHz

Local devices found : 3
Device #0: Luidsprekers (USB Audio)
Manufacturer: DisplayLink
Model UID: USB\VID_17E9&PID_6000&REV_3624&MI_02
UID: \?\SWD#MMDEVAPI#{0.0.0.00000000}.{46abc1da-5521-460c-9578-683a22bfe8d7}#{e6327cad-dcec-4949-ae8a-991e976a79d2}
USB Vendor ID: 0x17e9
USB Product ID: 0x6000
Model name: USB Audio
Device #1: Lautsprecher (Realtek(R) Audio)
Manufacturer: Realtek
Model UID: HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10EC&DEV_0293&SUBSYS_155851A1&REV_1000
UID: \?\SWD#MMDEVAPI#{0.0.0.00000000}.{7525bb14-4831-4aa1-929b-2ee20adadb0d}#{e6327cad-dcec-4949-ae8a-991e976a79d2}
Model name: Audio Device on High Definition Audio Bus
Device #2: Luidsprekers (HIFIMAN-EF400)
Manufacturer: Microsoft
Model UID: USB\VID_2FC6&PID_F824&REV_0201&MI_00
UID: \?\SWD#MMDEVAPI#{0.0.0.00000000}.{e32be08d-b83b-4594-bb35-1c6c835102bd}#{e6327cad-dcec-4949-ae8a-991e976a79d2}
USB Vendor ID: 0x2fc6
USB Product ID: 0xf824
Model name: HIFIMAN-EF400

UPnP

UPnP devices found : 0

Chromecast

Chromecast devices found : 0

Do you have the window appearing even if you try to use a different network connection?

Hmm, I only have one networkconnection here and did not use Audirvana with another one. Just fresh installed it after changing my network settings to Privat and creating the rule for all inbound connections to Audirvana

OK, can you please do a test by removing the rule you created, then check the firewall settings: In Settings > Update and Security > Windows Security > Firewall and Network Protection > Allow an application through the firewall, please remove all mention of Audirvāna if you can, then reopen the app.

You should have a popup asking you to allow the software through the firewall. Is that the case?

Hi, that did the trick. Thanks.
I’m impressed with the quick response time here!

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