The Advanced Rules screen for applications allows you to create application-specific rules for data filtering.
To access the Advanced Rules screen, you need to be logged in as an Expert User. See User Modes.
1. Click on Applications in the left navigation menu.
2. Double-click on the desired application and click on the Advanced Rules link.
To configure the action for the following general rules for the selected application, toggle the action icon and select the desired action from the list presented. You may select from Allow, Block and Prompt for permissions.
To create an advanced rule for an applications, select the Advanced Rules Tab. Click the Add icon at the bottom of the screen.
The Create New Rule wizard guides you in the configuring of a new rule.
Step One: Select a condition
A list of conditions is displayed here. Select one or more conditions that you want to check. Depending on which condition you select, more detailed conditions may be presented here so you have the option to be as general or specific as you like.
For example, selecting Ethernet type IP will list additional conditions for protocol, remote IP and local IP. NOTE: Not every Ethernet type will allow you to choose a protocol (mostly IP and IPv6).
Step Two: Define the condition
Here you are able to specify values for the conditions you selected in step one. Click on the 'Undefined' link to view pertaining options for each condition. For example, if you selected the condition 'where the Ethernet type is' in step one, in this step, you can define the Ethernet type by clicking on the link here and selecting one from a list or even define a custom type.
Step three : Select Action
Here you select the action you want to perform on the packet.
In the rules that are supplied by PC Tools Firewall Plus installation, the logs are marked only in the blocking rules.
Step four: Activate rule
Here you can activate the rule and also review it, and make modifications if necessary. Click on the links to modify the characteristic of the rule.
The child connect settings will determine what Firewall Plus should do when the selected application connects through a child process.
You may select between Allow, Block and Ask options.