I leave one of my 64-bit Windows 7 Pro computers running 24/7 as a local LAN media server. It’s running CIS 10 Free Firewall. My antivirus is Avira Anti-Virus Pro.
I’m seldom in the same room as that machine, but whenever I’m close enough to hear the speakers, I hear dozens and dozens of alert beeps from CIS 10 (it never happened with earlier versions), 98% of which are asking permission to allow Avira to self-update it’s definitions and such. They go on and on and on, even though I always grant permission with the “remember my answer” box always checked!
Upon investigation, I see that these requests always specify a different port number, in the range of about 2600 to about 5500 (none of which are blocked). Is this the reason CIS 10 seems to be ignoring all the times I granted permission previously? Because they were for a different port number?
Otherwise, what can I do to grant permission for EVERY port number Avira Pro might use to update itself? I’ve tried disabling HIPS, but that had no effect.