I notice after installing v8.x..., Windows Defender firewall was still enabled, even after re-boot. Isn't it supposed to be disabled? EDIT it looks like Sphinx works whether the Windows Defender firewall is enabled or disabled, but if it's disabled, I get Windows Security warning that firewall is not active. If I do enable it, I have to allow all outbound by default, otherwise my built-in Defender rules seem to take precedence over those of Sphinx. Furthermore, the point I made a few years ago - that some people persisted in disputing - in this post: https://www.wilderssecurity.com/thr...-discussion-thread.373420/page-3#post-2566851 is correct.