firewall no longer prompting on connections, how to resolve?

i noticed recently comodo stopped notifying me of connections and letting me choose to block or allow. no settings were changed that i know of. my firewall version shows 12.1.0.6914 and i see there is 13 available but its only will the av. is there an updated standalone FREE firewall and how can i fix the setting to prompt?

its in safe mode and ‘do not show alerts’ is not checked

No it didn’t just stop alerting, your using safe mode which only alerts when an unrecognized application attempts an outgoing network request. The release announcement topic will always provide the latest available version.

how does someone clear the known applications? seeing a similar issue as the op in training mode, my applications rules list is empty but no prompts with v12.2