Firewall setup?

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  1.    25 Apr 2018 #11

    Kol12 said: View Post
    I'll probably have some more questions as I get into the firewall so would be grateful for anyone who wants to stick around. Need to take this one slow. :)

    GlassWire is a good starter to see Internet activity and processes that are running regularly. Some links can be blocked from the app. Try blocking c:\windows\system32\svchost.exe and see what it does. It won't take long to re-enabling them.

    There are many rules that are safe to block, but don't push your luck too far. Some of them will be re-enabled by internal process on restart or shutdown, so they have to be checked on a regular basis.

    If you block Edge, for exemple, it won't start anymore. Same for others... There are rules that you don't touch (svchost.exe): WU, Defender, apps you are using, GlassWire, FF... Removing apps that you are not using, removes their rule(s). Ex. Media player, IE, tiles...
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  2.    25 Apr 2018 #12

    MikeMecanic said: View Post
    Removing apps that you are not using, removes their rule(s). Ex. Media player, IE, tiles...
    Removing Store apps doesn't seem to delete their rules. I still have outbound rules for BubbleWitchSaga, Candy Crush, Bing News, Twitter, Facebook and all the rest of that pre-installed junk. I should probably tidy it up a bit now I've noticed.
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  3.    25 Apr 2018 #13

    lx07 said: View Post
    BubbleWitchSaga, Candy Crush, Bing News, Twitter, Facebook. I should probably tidy it up a bit now I've noticed.
    Never seen them as a FW rule.
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  4.    26 Apr 2018 #14

    MikeMecanic said: View Post
    Never seen them as a FW rule.
    That is odd. I have these (highlighted) ones for apps I've deleted for all users. Not a problem obviously just something I noticed following this thread.

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  5.    26 Apr 2018 #15

    lx07 said: View Post
    That is odd. I have these (highlighted) ones for apps I've deleted for all users. Not a problem obviously just something I noticed following this thread.
    Do you see them in Ccleaner or in Settings? Bing News does not show up here anymore.

    The 3 first ones sound more like an enigma here (Store?). Look for them in Settings>Apps>Apps & features or in Start (tiles or apps list).
    In all cases, you must resart to apply changes.

    Try the following in Powershell ISE admin (we don't need prefix and suffix) and see results:


    Code:
    Get-AppxPackage *bing* | Remove-AppxPackage
    If it returns an error + you may loose Weather also:

    Code:
    Get-AppxPackage *weather* | Remove-AppxPackage
    Not using this cmd anymore:

    Code:
    Get-AppxPackage *bingnews* | Remove-AppxPackage
    If you still have no success, it may require a more robust method. Is Edge your default browser?
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  6.    26 Apr 2018 #16

    I do this - could be I'm not up to date but I just add apps I don't want after each update:
    PHP Code:
    $apps=@(    
        
    "A278AB0D.DisneyMagicKingdoms"
        "4DF9E0F8.Netflix"
        "89006A2E.AutodeskSketchBook"
        "9E2F88E3.Twitter"
        "A278AB0D.MarchofEmpires"
        "ClearChannelRadioDigital.iHeartRadio"
        "D52A8D61.FarmVille2CountryEscape"
        "DolbyLaboratories.DolbyAccess"
        "Facebook.Facebook"
        "Flipboard.Flipboard"
        "KeeperSecurityInc.Keeper"
        "king.com.BubbleWitch3Saga"
        "king.com.CandyCrushSaga"
        "king.com.CandyCrushSodaSaga"
        "king.com.ParadiseBay"
        "HoloCamera"
        "HoloItemPlayerApp"
        "HoloShell"
        "Microsoft.3DBuilder"
        "Microsoft.Appconnector"
        "Microsoft.BingFinance"
        "Microsoft.BingNews"
        "Microsoft.BingSports"
        "Microsoft.BingWeather"
        "Microsoft.ConnectivityStore"
        "Microsoft.CommsPhone"
        "Microsoft.Gethelp"
        "Microsoft.Getstarted"
        "Microsoft.Messaging"
        "Microsoft.Microsoft3DViewer"
        "Microsoft.MicrosoftOfficeHub"
        "Microsoft.MicrosoftSolitaireCollection"
        "Microsoft.MicrosoftStickyNotes"
        "Microsoft.MSPaint"
        "Microsoft.Office.OneConnect"
        
    #"Microsoft.Office.OneNote"
        
    "Microsoft.Office.Sway"
        "Microsoft.OneConnect"
        "Microsoft.People"
        "Microsoft.Print3D"
        "Microsoft.SkypeApp"
        "Microsoft.Windows.Phone"
        "Microsoft.Windows.Photos"
        "Microsoft.WindowsAlarms"
        
    #"Microsoft.WindowsCalculator"
        
    "Microsoft.WindowsCamera"
        "Microsoft.WindowsFeedbackApp"
        "Microsoft.WindowsMaps"
        "Microsoft.WindowsPhone"
        "Microsoft.WindowsSoundRecorder"
        
    #"Microsoft.WindowsStore"
        
    "Microsoft.XboxApp"
        "Microsoft.XboxSpeechToTextOverlay"
        "Microsoft.XboxGameOverlay"
        "Microsoft.ZuneMusic"
        "Microsoft.ZuneVideo"
        "microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps"
        "Microsoft.MinecraftUWP"
        "PandoraMediaInc.29680B314EFC2"
        "SlingTVLLC.SlingTV"
        "ShazamEntertainmentLtd.Shazam"    
        "Windows.MircastView"
    )

    ForEach (
    $app in $apps) {    
        
    Get-AppxPackage -Name $app -AllUsers Remove-AppxPackage

        Get
    -AppXProvisionedPackage -Online |
            
    Where DisplayName -EQ $app |
            
    Remove-AppxProvisionedPackage -Online
                
        $appPath
    ="$Env:LOCALAPPDATA\Packages\$app*"
        
    Remove-Item $appPath -Recurse -Force -ErrorAction 0            

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  7.    26 Apr 2018 #17

    Bing Finance, News, Sports... are not part of Cortana since TH2. You must remove them + dead keys. Clean install is best to do so. Just got rid of Paint 3D in Powershell and its not shown anymore as a FW rule. See screnshot.

    I see only one solution, but you still have the option the set them to block.

    Edit: This cmd line returns the content of 16299.15 only:

    Code:
    Get-AppXProvisionedPackage -Online
    Unless, of a conflict, an app(s), more specifically a tile(s) that was previously removed with the remaining dead keys, couldn't exist in the firewall rules. At last, It can't be shown active.
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    Last edited by MikeMecanic; 26 Apr 2018 at 22:06.
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  8.    27 Apr 2018 #18

    MikeMecanic said: View Post
    Clean install is best to do so.
    I think you are right. It is becoming a bit of a mess this install. I checked in my VMs and don't see the same issue.
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  9.    27 Apr 2018 #19

    I found this site quite interesting, tests your internet router security. Probably more to do with adapter/router settings than firewall but still quite interesting...

    GRC
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