I have ESS firewall set to interactive mode so I can monitor whats going on. As of recently I'm no longer getting the poup message asking to Allow or Deny. It just automatically denies. For example: 1. I'm trying to test a new browser and it can't access the internet, but then when I set ESS firewall to Automatic mode, everything works fine. (Basically any new programs or changes to existing programs will not work unless I set the firewall to Automatic) 2. I plug in my phone to the computer and it won't mount, but I set ESS firewall to automatic it is recognized immediately. Any help would be great. EDIT. Also when I create a rule in the rule editor for a new program to allow or deny, nothing happens. I set General, Local, Remote then click OK and it nothing new is added to my list.