I don’t know if this is the right forum, but I thought I give it a try
Let’s start from the beginning,
I have two PCs both running Windows 7 64Bit and CIS 3.14, no other AV or Firewall, windows stuff disabled including Defender (using Spybot instead).
I’ve tried several times to use CIS V4 but I still think that there is a problem with the firewall or that I’m doing something wrong.
My firewall is set to “Custom Policy mode” because with that setting I can decide which Software is getting Internet Access and which doesn’t. This works perfectly with CIS 3 but I can’t get it to work with CIS 4.
When I install CIS 4 I set all my rules like I had it in CIS3, I also disable defense+ and Sandbox (I have a Virtual Machine to test stuff so I don’t need the functions, everything else I install on the main machine I want to install and I know where its installed (I have a Software to keep track of that)). So I don’t want that windows gets its Updates automatically so I set that rule (or I delete the global rule which allows that behavior and trough the “Custom policy mode” I block the first attempt).
On CIS 3, working like a charm, on CIS 4 my Windows gets Updated, also when I install a new Software on CIS 3 there is question that the new Software wants to gain Internet Access to check for updates which I can allow or block but on CIS 4 I get a message from the installed software “There is an Update available” the Firewall did not ask anything. I does not matter what Software the behavior is almost always the same (just can’t find a pattern in it ???).
I always update only one PC on CIS 4 so I can compare the rules, and I have exactly the same rules on CIS 3 and CIS 4 but still CIS 4 is just not doing the same as CIS 3.
I have that behavior since the Beta.
What am I doing wrong? ???
I just can’t figure it out, maybe it something very simple and I’m overseeing it.
At the moment I have CIS 3, my last attempt on CIS 4 was about two weeks ago and I didn’t get it to work properly so I switched back, I just can use a Firewall that I can’t trust…
Thanks in advance for the help…
P.S. The “Block all mode” is working on CIS 3 an CIS 4, so the base functionality is there but not he “Custom Policy mode”