I just had the strangest thing happen and would like to hear what you all have to say. I was installing the latest version of ESS today when out of nowhere a rather cryptic rule appeared in the firewall rules. No screenshot but the rule was named "New rule" and its parameters were to allow everything through to everything on every protocol in every zone! This happened within minutes of installing ESS and switching to interactive mode. I did not create this rule nor did I click on any pop up box for ESS to create this rule. In fact the only reason I went to look at the rules is that no matter what application I ran to connect to the internet, I was getting no pop ups and everything was being allowed through the ESS firewall! Is this a glitch any of you have run across? Could there be a trojan or malware out there with the ability to write disabling rules to the ESS firewall? ESET online scanner says my system is clean, but should I do more online scanning to be sure?