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Why Windows Firewall can not block portable apps?

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snowfun87
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Why Windows Firewall can not block portable apps?

Hi,

Why I can not block portable apps with Windows default Firewall?

I try this command as administrator rights:

netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name="PORTABLE_WiseDiskCleaner" dir=out action=block program="E:\PortableApps\PortableApps\WiseDiskCleanerPortable\App\WiseDiskCleaner\WiseDiskCleaner.exe"

But WiseDiskCleaner still use my network. How can I block with Windows default firewall (or settings)?

Thanks in advance

Ed_P
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I believe Windows firewall

I believe Windows firewall blocks incoming access only.

Ed

Abraxian
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Try TinyWall

As Ed_P says, Windows firewall is pretty much an ingress only firewall.

If you want a Windows firewall that blocks programs making outbound connections (egress connections) from your computer then I would recommend the for free TinyWall: https://tinywall.pados.hu

I've used TinyWall for years and have found it to be very good. It works on the principle that everything gets blocked unless you tell TinyWall otherwise.

Use Portable Apps on both Flash Drive and HDD/SSD.

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