How to set up firewall to ask you what to do

Just wanted to know how to set up the firewall so it asks me before a program wants to “connect to the internet” if I should allow or block it.

Some programs are already connecting, but I’d like to have control over that.
I’m assuming it’s because they’re on some kind of safe list that they’re automatically set to do so maybe?

For my firewall behaviour settings I have it set to “Custom Policy Mode” and thought that would be right.
Should it be set to “Training Mode” instead?

As for enabling IvP6 filtering, is that something I should enable or not?
Don’t understand that one either - being on a cable service.


If you’re running 5.5 with the AV installed. you’ll need to remove an automatically generated Application firewall rule that allows all applications outbound access. Alternatively, you can change the security configuration file use to Proactive - More/Manage My Configurations.

Other than that and if you’re running 5.8, make sure, in addition to using Custom Policy mode, you have increased the Alert Frequency Lever to something like High or Very High. Also make sure ‘Create rules for safe applications’ is not checked.

With regard to IPv6, you can check with your ISP to see if they are currently offering native IPv6 - doubtful - if so, you can choose whether or not to support the protocol. If you’re running Windows 7 or Vista, support for the protocol is enabled by default. If your ISP doesn’t support native IPv6 you can still use tunnelling. However, unless you have a specific need to do so, I’d suggest disabling this feature.

To do so, open a command prompt and copy and paste the following:

netsh interface ipv6 set privacy state=disable
netsh interface ipv6 6to4 set state state=disabled
netsh interface ipv6 isatap set state state=disabled
netsh interface ipv6 set teredo disabled

You can also read an earlier post here it’s a little old and misses a few details but you might find the information useful.

Thanks Rad’, appreciate the help and reply.