I'm trying to figure out Windows Firewall on Windows 10, specifically how to prevent servers from sending things to my computer when I know their IP address. I'm open to suggestions on a different firewall, but I currently have "Windows Firewall With Advanced Security."
Here's what I tried without really knowing what I was doing. I found out the IP address of a website I wanted to block for this test. I wanted to prevent webpages from that site from showing in my browser even if I enter the address in the address bar. I created a new rule under "inbound rules" with these parameters:
Name: Bad website block test
Local address: any
Remote address: [I put the IP address here]
Local port: any
Remote port: any
Authorized users: any
Authorized computers: any
Authorized local principles: any
Local user owner: any
Application package: any
The home page still appears whether I enter the web address or the IP address in the address bar. What did I do wrong?
EDIT: I used the IP address that a web site gave me for the website I want blocked. Maybe that was the problem? I did a tracert and none of the IP addresses in the 20 hops matched the one I was blocking.
Edited by Bohan, 15 June 2016 - 01:24 AM.