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Lately I've been getting a number of firewall prompts that seem to relate to the same application. On closer inspection these are different versions of the same application that have been unbundled into a temporary directory prior to running. The worst of these is the Visual Studio Background Updater, which generates a new name on every invocation, but there are others with different application paths depending on product version.

I want to allow these, but the endpoint it connects to can vary, so I'm having to allow a different communication several times a day. It's made worse by the firewall dialog which truncates the path name, and hides the fact that these are all in temporary directories.

My suggestion is that the application file name be permitted to include wildcards or regular expressions so that the variable part of the name can be accomodated.

I also suggest that the checkbox on the firewall dialog that allows 'edit before save' should be visible all the time rather than just in the 'advanced' part.

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13 minutes ago, Marcos said:

This has been already discussed here several times, e.g. at https://forum.eset.com/topic/15194-eis-firewalls-interactive-mode-and-windows-10-apps/

Unfortunately that topic is archived, so cannot be continued. Also it only addresses the problem of versioning, which usually happens once a week at most. I'm currently getting Visual Studio Background Updater a dozen times a day. It's very distracting.

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The simple solution to this issue is to set the Eset firewall default setting to allow all outbound traffic.

50 minutes ago, Richard Petheram said:

I'm currently getting Visual Studio Background Updater a dozen times a day. It's very distracting.

I would also question why an app requires an outbound network connection to update multiple times a day.

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