recently GW started acting strange. When using Ask To Connect, many programs like Firefox, Opera, Dropbox etc. will be completely cut off from internet access, while Ping and nslookup still work. Most software doesn’t, however. This is independent of any Flames being red or grey, as soon as the FW is turned on, internet is just dead.
What’s weirder is that when I create a new firewall profile and choose to restore defaults, this will not help. All blocked software is now unblocked, but neither restarts of GW, the GW service, or the software that’s being blocked changes this. Disabling the GW service restores access.
I have reinstalled GW a couple times, checking restore win firewall settings doesn’t help. Clean install however does help, BUT this removes all of my usage history. I would be fine with redoing my firewall settings but I am not fine with losing my usage history. I am on GW Elite so there’s a fair bit of logs. How do I proceed?