List of apps to block from Windows Firewall


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    List of apps to block from Windows Firewall


    Hi All

    I've been using Glasswire to monitor my computer,does anyone have a list of apps / Windows stuff, to block from being allowed to connect to the network through Windows Firewall,from a security perspective?
    I'm thinking to use something like sordum Firewall App Blocker,..

    Thanks in advance.

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    @Wolverine 7

    I use Bitdefender Internet Security (which has a firewall). I block everything, except Firefox and C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe
    Anything else that wants access, I allow it only on a case by case basis. If Sordum has that ability, that's what I would use.

    Back in the day I would use Zonealarm firewall the same way.
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    Hi Ghot
    Thanks for that,..i guess that gives me a place to start.I think Firewall App Blocker,can block pretty much anything.
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    Wolverine 7 said:
    Hi Ghot
    Thanks for that,..i guess that gives me a place to start.I think Firewall App Blocker,can block pretty much anything.


    I'm referring to firewalls that actually have a setting: "Block Everything"

    In my opinion, those are the best and easiest to use.
    1. Set it to block everything
    2. Add exceptions for the few programs you want to give access to.
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    Wolverine 7 said:
    I've been using Glasswire to monitor my computer
    Free version allows only to monitor, why not use something with a little more control?

    Free Firewall is fairly simple, just allow/block.

    Windows Firewall Control

    simplewall

    Wolverine 7 said:
    I'm thinking to use something like sordum Firewall App Blocker,
    The problem is, that Windows can change firewall rules on it's own, unless 3rd party app prevents it.
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    @TairikuOkami
    Yeah,thaks for all that,im experimenting,(carefully),..from what i can see,sordum fab,works similarly to simplewall,..

    The problem is, that Windows can change firewall rules on it's own, unless 3rd party app prevents it.
    Yes,i just implemented a firewall monitor process,as it goes, that came out of a discusion on another forum,..
    PowerShell -Command "Add-Type -AssemblyName PresentationFramework;[System.Windows.MessageBox]::Show('WARNING: Firewall Change')"
    Then make an entry in event viewer,to generate a popup,..funny how windows will allow changes in the firewall with no user input,..im happy with my settup,i guess,..just playing around with it so i can get a better understanding of how the firewall works,;-)
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