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Kudos0

Advanced firewall control on older versions of NIS vs new.

Older versions of NIS  had the ability to turn off 'Automatic Program Control' and turn on 'Advanced Events Monitoring' in the firewall settings.  This would monitor programs in the background and alerted you when they started and if they used any network functions.  I can't find this in the newest version. 

Has this function been deleted?  If not, where is it?

Labels: Firewall

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Kudos0

Re: Advanced firewall control on older versions of NIS vs new.

Has been deleted, because is superfluous (modern threat too difficult for such tmanual control and File Insight sufficient for additional protection).

Kudos0

Re: Advanced firewall control on older versions of NIS vs new.

You can still turn off Automatic Program Control in the "Advanced Program Control" tab in the firewall settings.

Kudos0

Re: Advanced firewall control on older versions of NIS vs new.

Any recommendations for a stand-alone firewall that would have this function?  

I've tried trial versions of Zone Alarm, Bitdefender, Avast, Kaspersky, Trend Micro and Comodo.  Most of these are for the masses... dumbed down 'Security' programs with few user configurable functions in the firewall.  

Is it possible to install my old 2011 version of NIS and subscribe without installing a new version?  This is for a computer I bought that had no aftermarket firewall.

Kudos0

Re: Advanced firewall control on older versions of NIS vs new.

Kudos0

Re: Advanced firewall control on older versions of NIS vs new.

Doh!  (You should have included the link the first time.)  I assumed (wrong as usual) because unchecking it, it went grey (and the other comment above stating it was deleted) , it was rendered useless. 

Thanks for the tip.  Will re-install and try it.

Kudos0

Re: Advanced firewall control on older versions of NIS vs new.

Just finished re-installing it. That's what I was looking for. 

Thanks again.

Kudos0

Re: Advanced firewall control on older versions of NIS vs new.

Glad we were able to help!

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