Protopia gave kudos to Marcos in Updated programs - Keep Rules
We are aware of the problem with Windows applications and the changing path with each update. There is a plan to come with up a solution to this in long term. Also I can assure you that we value any constructive feedback or suggestion and it's discussed with product managers and developers.
Protopia gave kudos to AGH1965 in EIS firewall's interactive mode and Windows 10 apps
Until recently I used EIS and ESS in Windows 7 with the firewall's interactive mode activated. That way I can control which applications on my computer can access the internet and which can't. Once this approach made me detect a virus even before ESS recongized it.
Recently I switched to Windows 10 and I continued using EIS firewall's interactive mode as I did before. Unfortunately the Windows apps that are located in C:\Program Files\WindowsApps keep moving to different subfolders when they are updated. This means that I have to continue adding new firewall rules for the same apps over and over again. This makes using EIS firewall's interactive mode quite annoying.
Is there a solution for this that I'm not aware of?
Protopia gave kudos to W_K in enable in & out connections for application with dynamically changing path (wildcard support for firewall rules)
as the topic title says I have the following problem:
I use Opera as my main browser and have the firewall set to interactive mode (which I won't change)
Unfortunately, Opera changes the path containing the executable dynamically with every update.
example folder structure:
Now I have to allow connections every time Opera is updated.
I thought of using something like c:\Program Files\Opera\*\opera.exe, but that doesn't work with firewall rules.
Any ideas or solutions?
Many thanks in advance