On occasion, the firewall will forget that I have a rule set and give me an alert. This usually happens after I wake up the computer from hibernate.
I have a rule set to allow the following:
firefox.exe (ignore parent) [ ALLOW TCP/UDP OUTBOUND, Any port, Any Address]
I’m not the type to get particular about spicific ports for applications I deem trustworthy.
The above rule seems to me that it should allow firefox all of the outbound traffic it wants. For the most part, it works fine.
On occasion (as mentioned, usually just after waking up the computer) firefox.exe will ask for TCP 80 (HTTP) outbound when the above rule should have allowed it. Usually in order to get the messages to go away, I have to add a new rule, or manually set the above rule to BLOCK and then back to ALLOW again. This usually corrects it.
It’s an annoyance, but I’m wondering if anyone else had the same problem.
The second problem I’m having is that there does not seem to be a way to change the order of the application rules. This is normally not a problem, since the firewall seems to be able to guess the correct order most of the time. Unfortunately, it doesn’t get it right all of the time. Sometimes blanket block rules are placed in a higher priority than individual port allowance rules.
Is there any way to override this?