Blocking services from Internet access

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  1. manix

    manix MDL Junior Member

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    So I've been looking to block certain parts of the operating system form Internet access with 3rd party software like Comodo, and I blocked some of the more annoying things like Cortana sending information on search after being disabled.
    However, I can't block svchost.exe because it contains like 20 different services, some of these essential for the Internet connection as a whole.
    Is there a way to block internet access to each service contained in svchost individually and what software could help me do this ?
     
  2. Fckr

    Fckr MDL Member

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    To block some.annoying.com domain, add "127.0.0.1 some.annoying.com" line in C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts. But remember this only helps when a program is not "smart" enough to use other methods for DNS lookups.
     
  3. Fckr

    Fckr MDL Member

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    Since you would be eventually monitoring/looking for other such annoying domains, here is a comprehensive list compiled by slave77.

    http forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/63874-REPO-Windows-10-TELEMETRY-REPOSITORY?p=1115035&viewfull=1#post1115035
     
  4. manix

    manix MDL Junior Member

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    That's not efficient, I'm looking for a way to disable the Internet access of these services, not rely on an IP blocklist.
    I can't believe that there is no way to do this.
     
  5. kosamja

    kosamja MDL Novice

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    Toplang Internet Lock
     
  6. fkar

    fkar MDL Recognized Advisor

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    I remember such kind of function is exists with Symantec EndPoint Protection.

    Thread to download: http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/51100

    Latest version download (Multilingual) : http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/51100?p=1116275
    Annoying Microsoft services block as well as a best anti-virus suite. Enjoy :good3:
     
  7. manix

    manix MDL Junior Member

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    So far TinyWall appears to be able to do this, but it's just a control panel for the Windows Firewall, and I don't especially trust the Windows Firewall. However, it seems to do the job for now.
     
  8. lobo11

    lobo11 TOMAHAWK CHOP

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    Format y/n:eek:
     
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  9. coromonadalix

    coromonadalix MDL Senior Member

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    Stop going to Web y/n :eek:
     
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    pisthai Imperfect Human

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  11. Fckr

    Fckr MDL Member

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    In that case, Comodo Firewall would have been suffice. Whitelist followed by TCP/UDP all-Block blocklist would have worked.

    Add pfSense to that list, too.
     
  12. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    Neither of them AFAIK! As I wrote, as long as the apps used is run from within Windows, Windows could vypass most blocking and therefore the use of those apps are simply useless!
     
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