I'm actually surprised that I am the only one with this issue. I have searched many times for this and have not come up with an answer so I'm on the verge of thinking it's user error. Zone Alarm used to ask me weather or not to let a program access the internet. I have notices that it no longer asks me to allow or deny. I do not have the Microsoft utilized checked (unchecked when I read a related post form 2011). To test it I told it to block chrome which is what I am currently on typing this question. As you can see.. it's not blocked. As stated I have used ZA for a long time, I've never had it not ask me.