contra: the game mode is to be enabled each time, and to disable then. also it has effect on "not game related files" each time.
to minimize the effect and to avoid switching, just use one time the trainings mode of defense+.
for example, in game mode the firewall is in game mode too... everything is in game mode... but ONLY defense+ needs to know the rules one time!
so dont say: "you have to use game mode"....
OK, matter of speaking, exactly.
So You don't have to use "game mode" , but it is least complicated thing to do.
If the gui is little different (shortcuts).
/ eg. event viewer and active links could be on the right-click tray icon
/ right-click (or double-click) on app in active links could open rules edit/wizard for that app
etc. there are lot of things that could be done. EASIER ACCESS to common functions.
Sorry.. missing the thread here..
I have disabled defense+, and I'm using firewall only. Saves resources, have kaspersky for antivir.
Most time I need to control apps going "out". Router fw takes care of what's going in mostly.
And I don't want to have fw in "training mode", especially at all the times because I don't want auto-creation of rules, without consulting me first.
I want to know what, when and where is going out.
I know that training mode simplify things greatly but it is albeit the most frequent source of leaks.
This is what manual says about game mode.
Game Mode – Switches CIS 2011 to Game Mode to enable you to play your games without any interruptions from various alerts in your computer. The operations that can interfere with users’ gaming experience are either suppressed or postponed.
In game mode:
* Defense+/Firewall alerts are suppressed as if they are in training mode;
* AV database updates and scheduled scans are postponed until the gaming is over;
* Automatic isolation of unknown applications and real-time virus detection are still functional.
Deactivate Game Mode to resume alerts and scheduled scans.
So why not to use one time game mode?
Even better way is that you first kill all connections with "stop all traffic" button, then enter "game mode", start your game, start network play/server or whatever is using network access in that game.
Exit and quit the game. Review rules created. "Start all traffic", disable "game mode".