Whenever installing new software, especially games it seems, i see new rules allowed in Vista's firewall. I've used the extended interface to customize a fairly tight ruleset with outbound control enabled and set the firewall to block anything that isn't on the list. I'm annoyed to see certain software adding rules on their own and i'm blind enough not to find a setting anywhere for this, if one exists. Why does it do this by default? Only a few game installations allowed me to say No to adding exceptions, most just do it anyway. By the way, hi, i'm new here and it probably shows.