I am using the firewall in Antivirus Plus on Windows 7 Home Premium. Is this product finished? I've already had problems with it blocking NetBEUI ports that I had explicitly opened. I somehow solved that, so I can't open a thread here. Here's something I can't solve. Unless I am being pretty dumb, there is an infinite loop in the use cases assumed by the design.
To reproduce, set Firefox permissions to 'Outgoing' - the only sensible option. Switch off all the nag options in Gerneral Settings and Alerts, if you can find it.
Use Firefox and wait for the giant nag box to pop up telling you that some component (Firefox, plug-in container, whatever) wants Internet Access.
Pop-up options are Allow Always, Allow Once, Block. These options do not correspond to the options in the program settings, namely Full, Outgoing, Block, because that would be too easy.
Allow appears to set program permission to Full, i.e. insecure. Allow Once and Block are useless in this case. So choose Allow.
If you go back into the clumsy firewall config interface to reset permissions to Outgoing, you have just closed an infinite loop, and you are condemned to repeat it until you accept an insecure setting, i.e. Full. A good workaround is to drag the nag box off the screen and ignore it.
So what am I doing wrong?
While you're at it, can anyone tell me how to sort the millions of programs in the permissions list alphabetically. Or just tell me when the firewall is finished.