About interactive mode

Note Interactive mode is not available on Windows 8 and later. You must add specific policy rules to allow or block applications. Alternatively, you can use the event viewer in the management console to manage application rules interactively.

In interactive mode, the firewall displays a learning dialog each time an unknown application or service requests network access. The learning dialog asks you whether to allow the traffic once, block it once, or whether to create a rule for that type of traffic.

In interactive mode, you will see the following types of learning dialog: