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Lincoln Bell
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SimpleWall: A User-Friendly Way to Block Internet Access for Any App

- Benefits of blocking applications from using the Internet H2: How to install and use SimpleWall - Download and installation options- How to enable and disable filtering- How to create and edit rules H2: How to block Windows spy and telemetry with SimpleWall - What is Windows spy and telemetry and why you should block it- How to use the internal blocklist feature- How to customize the blocklist H2: How to monitor and log network activity with SimpleWall - How to view dropped and allowed packets information- How to enable and disable notifications- How to save logs to a file H2: How to use SimpleWall with Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) - What is WSL and how it works- How to enable WSL support in SimpleWall- How to create rules for WSL applications H2: How to use SimpleWall with Windows Store apps and services - What are Windows Store apps and services and how they differ from regular apps- How to enable Windows Store support in SimpleWall- How to create rules for Windows Store apps and services H2: Frequently asked questions about SimpleWall - A list of five common questions and answers about SimpleWall H2: Conclusion - A summary of the main points of the article- A call to action for the readers **Table 2: Article with HTML formatting** What is SimpleWall and why you need it

If you want to have more control over your network activity on your computer, you might want to try SimpleWall, a simple tool that lets you configure Windows Filtering Platform (WFP) which can block applications from using the Internet. In this article, we will explain what SimpleWall is, how it works, and how you can use it to enhance your privacy and security.

SimpleWall is a simple tool to block applications from using the Internet

SimpleWall is a lightweight application that is less than a megabyte in size, and it is compatible with Windows 7 SP1 and higher operating systems. You can download either the installer or portable version from the official website. For correct working, you need administrator rights.

SimpleWall is not a control UI over Windows Firewall, and does not interact with it in any level. It works over WFP, which is a set of API and system services that provide a platform for creating network filtering applications. WFP is a development technology and not a firewall itself, but SimpleWall is the tool that uses this technology.

Some of the features of SimpleWall are:

  • Simple interface without annoying pop ups

  • Rules editor (create your own rules)

  • Internal blocklist (block Windows spy / telemetry)

  • Dropped packets information with notification and logging to a file feature

  • Allowed packets information with logging to a file feature

  • Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) support

  • Windows Store support

  • Windows services support

  • Free and open source

  • Localization support

  • IPv6 support

By using SimpleWall, you can benefit from blocking applications from using the Internet in several ways:

  • You can prevent unwanted connections that may compromise your privacy or security

  • You can reduce bandwidth usage and improve performance by limiting unnecessary traffic

  • You can save battery life by minimizing background activity

  • You can avoid annoying ads or pop ups that may appear in some applications

You can test how applications behave when they are offline or have limited access


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