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Blocking all outgoing connections by default in Windows

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What I want to happen is that every time an application tries to create an outbound connection, I get a notification from Windows Firewall like I do for inbound connections by default. I tried going to "Windows Firewall with advanced security" and blocking outbound connections that do not match a rule for all profiles. The problem with this, though, was that it automatically blocks all outgoing connections without notifying me, and I don't want to manually go and add exceptions for all programs I use.

So is there a way to make it notify and ask whether I want to unblock an application when it tries to make an outbound connection, and if not, can anyone recommend me a good, free firewall that does just that?

OS in question is Vista HP x64.
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The feature for outbound notifications in the Windows firewall policy is not possible.

The only way to get notification of outbound connections is via a 3rd party firewall.

Hope this helps.
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Most 3rd party firewalls do this by default.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by beers View Post
Most 3rd party firewalls do this by default.
"This" as in what I want it to do or what Windows Firewall does as well?
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