ESS 18.104.22.168, Windows 7 x64 I've had this happen to me 3-4 times over the years... Has anyone ever had ESS loose it's firewall rules for no apparent reason? Just get up one morning, encounter some application issues, reboot computer and get asked about letting apps access the network or web that you've already allowed and ticked the box to remember? Maybe Eset or Microsoft updates are causing this? When this happens, some apps that were previously given network or internet access hang or do not function properly with no indication of what's causing the problem. The symptoms make you think it's an issue with the app(s) since you get no prompt from Eset until after a system reboot. I have always used Eset's Interactive mode, by the way. Once I figured out Eset was blocking everything, I looked at the rules and see that most all of the rules I've set over the past several months are gone? It looks like the only remaining rules are the defaults. About the only settings that are not lost are the exclusions I've set. Even the IP's I've added to my trusted zone are missing.