How to block IP address using Windows Defender Firewall in Windows 10

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How to block IP address using Windows Defender Firewall in Windows 10 1
Windows 10 Windows Defender Firewall New Inbound Rule Wizard

Learn how to block IP address using Windows Defender Firewall in Windows 10. With this tutorial, you’ll be able to block a single or specific IP address, or a range of IP addresses at once using Windows Defender Firewall.

Basically, you’ll need this blocking rule on your Windows 10 computer to stop or block problematic incoming connection. The reason I’m posting this article is to make sure you have a clear instruction of how to block IP address such as to block popups from Avire Free Antivirus.

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Block IP address using Windows Defender Firewall in Windows 10

  1. On your Windows 10 computer, press Win+R to open the Run dialog box.
  2. Type wf.msc and press Enter to open Windows Defender Firewall with Advanced Security window.
  3. On the left-hand side menu, under Windows Defender Firewall with Advanced Security on Local Computer menu, select Inbound Rules.
  4. On the right-hand side menu, under Actions menu, select New rule… to open New Inbound Rule Wizard window.
  5. On Rule Type page, select Custom and click Next button.
  6. On Program page, select All programs and click Next button.
    • If you have a specific program, you can select This program path: and input the full program path.
  7. On Protocol and Ports page, leave as default and click Next button.
  8. On Scope page, under Which remote IP addresses does this rule apply?, select These IP addresses:. Click on Add button to add the problematic IP addresses.
    • You can add multiple IP addresses and once or their range.
    • Once added, click Ok button and click Next button.
  9. On Action page, select Block the connection and click Next button.
  10. On Profile page, leave as default and click Next button.
  11. On Name page, give the rule a name. Enter any name you preferred and click Finish button.

That’s it. You have successfully created a new inbound rule to block a problematic IP address on your Windows 10 using Windows Firewall.

Conclusion

You can do the same for Outbound Rule if you want to block programs on your Windows 10 computer from connecting to the server. The steps to block the program are similar to the above.

If you have any question, just let me know in the comment below.

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