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    Triple Platinum Member wumply's Avatar
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    Do I want to allow this program to access the network

    I get this question ocasionally plus and there's always a a box to check or not check that reads: "Remember my answer and do not ask again for this application." But never if I check the box, does Windows refrain from asking me again if I want to allow said program to access the net.

    How can I get Windows to stop asking again after I've checked the box?
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    It's your firewall software that is asking whether or not to allow programs. What firewall are you running?

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    Version 5.6, Sygate Personal Firewall. I know I can go into the list of applications Sygate has in its firewall and tell Sygate to prohibit, allow or ask. But Rik, the last time this happened was during boot when this Window Genuine Advantage program was the program causing Sygate to ask me my subject question. I jus now checked and that app in Sygate's list was checked "allowed". Maybe it just took Sygate a while to make the change. (but I don't know of course how this app was checked (allow, prohibit, ask) in Sygate before I first ran into the problem earlier this morning.

    I rebooted to see if I would get asked again but I didn't. So maybe that program won't ask again the next time I get an update download/install. OTOH maybe Windows didn't check for updates when I rebooted because it knew it just had! (I'm set for automataic updates.)

    But I get still get this lack of response of the "Remember my answer and do not ask again" when I check that checkbox occasionally. Any ideas on how to make that checkbox work other than reinstalling Sygate?

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    After a program updates it has "changed". So yes the firewall will ask again. And I know the WGA updated a day or so ago.

    But any other apps that regularly update will cause it to ask again also.

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    Well, that makes sense. Thanks.

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