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Windows 7: How to block all outgoing connections?

28 Feb 2019   #1
peter7277

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
How to block all outgoing connections?

How to block all outgoing connection in windows firewall and if any program try to connect to internet to show a window that will allow me to decide to allow or not allow this program to connect to internet? Is there a way to do that with command prompt command?


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28 Feb 2019   #2
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, & Kali
 
 

Hi peter7277,

Select Windows Firewall Properties on the window to change the default behavior. Switch the outbound connections setting from Allow (default) to Block on all profile tabs. Additionally, click on the customize button on each tab next to Logging, and enable logging for successful connections
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28 Feb 2019   #3
peter7277

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Snick View Post
Hi peter7277,

Select Windows Firewall Properties on the window to change the default behavior. Switch the outbound connections setting from Allow (default) to Block on all profile tabs. Additionally, click on the customize button on each tab next to Logging, and enable logging for successful connections

It works, but i don't get notification window when a program is trying to connect to internet, so i can't allow programs that i want to connect to internet.
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28 Feb 2019   #4
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, & Kali
 
 

Here's a little more on the subject-matter on how to allow certain programs through.
Block all outbound traffic in Windows Firewall - gHacks Tech News

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01 Mar 2019   #5
peter7277

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It looks Windows Firewall native behavior is to not notify when a program is trying to connect to internet and you have to search the logs to find this information which is not a good solution. It seems i need to install third party firewall if i want to get notifications which i don't want to do.
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04 Mar 2019   #6
Muted

Windows 7 Lite: Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by peter7277 View Post
It looks Windows Firewall native behavior is to not notify when a program is trying to connect to internet and you have to search the logs to find this information which is not a good solution. It seems i need to install third party firewall if i want to get notifications which i don't want to do.
Those 3rd party programs ironically run on the native Windows Firewall itself.

If you were to disable the Windows Firewall service or any of it's dependencies: Those other programs (TinyWall, GlassWire, etc) would equally cease.

To force a whitelist (block all connections unless listed) with the Windows Firewall:
Windows key -> Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
or
Windows key + R -> WF.msc

1. Click on "Windows Firewall properties"

For each tab (Domain/Private/Public) follow these instructions:
1. Set "INBOUND CONNECTIONS" to BLOCK (default)
2. Set "OUTBOUND CONNECTIONS" to BLOCK
3. Click on "Customize" -> "Display a notification" -> Yes

Windows Firewall will and does notify you when a connection is blocked. It does not show a notification for every single instance of a blocked connection (inbound/outbound).

You could write a simple script (AutoIt, AutoHotKey, VBS, JS, etc) to check the directory of where the logs are stored and if one is found: Parse it and display a message box ('pop up notification') with the related data.

This would be a much preferred approach as opposed to downloading some arbitrary program from an unknown source. It also prevents the potential of a 'virus' if you're worried about such things. No harm can come from a visual basic script reading a log file.
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