<email@example.com> wrote in message
> Is there a way to configure a Windows Firewall rule that will cause a
> pop up asking the user to choose to allow or block the connection?
> Zonealarm provides such a feature and I have found it useful to allow
> certain programs access only when I need them to access the net v/s
> having them access the net anytime e.g. for program updates etc. Can I
> do this in the Windows Vista Firewall?
It's possible, but it's a non-trivial exercise. You can cause a program to
run in response to events in Event Viewer, which can then popup an