GlassWire Feature request - Custom Website/IP Blocking


#1

I believe the title describes perfectly well what I am requesting for. I would be glad to see GlassWire being able to let users ban/block specific (custom) websites and IP addresses/ranges (for this one, it would also be nice to be a button to add a pre-defined list… a system of recognising blocklists in the same way as PeerBlock does - something like a program to replace PeerBlock) and a new tab in the program where every blocked website/IP is logged. I hope you’ll find my recommendation/feature request really nice. :smile:


How to make Glasswire respond like PeerBlock?
Feature request: ban/throttle specific IP, aps or services from usage
Block only selected hosts for an app
#2

We are considering adding this in the future. It would be useful to be able to block ads for example.


#3

I would be glad to see GlassWire being able to let users ban/block specific (custom) websites and IP addresses/ranges

a system of recognizing blocklists in the same way as PeerBlock does

Yes! I really love the GUI of Glasswire, I was considering buying it but it really was this feature that has kept me from it. Please implement this and you will have another lifetime user!

Further, not only recognizing blocklists, but being able to download them from a url and apply them (like PeerBlock).


#4

Nice nickname. :smile:


#5

If you are not familiar with the managed IP blocklists which are available, some can be found here:
https://www.iblocklist.com/lists


https://rules.emergingthreatspro.com/blockrules/
https://www.malwarepatrol.net/signup-free.shtml

This would greatly increase the functionality of GlassWire and add an additional security layer for users.
(Sorry, couldn’t post active urls as a “new user”).


#6

Further pondering of the IP blocklist use, here is a good example of how a user can begin creating his own custom IP blocklist just by right clicking and blocking on a host in the usage tab:


#7

Any idea on when this feature might be implemented?

Here is a script for windows firewall to block IP addresses and country network ranges.


#8

@glasshole I like the idea of how you can block a host that way easily. It’s a cool idea for the UI.

We’re going to release our 2.0 update, then work on this soon after.


Block only selected hosts for an app
#9

Guys im using 3G device on laptop to connect internet which offers very limited & expensive quota.

Those nonpreventable 2.5 GB+ Win 10 updates got me really really bad. Even though I closed related win update service, it still continue to connect that microsoft update server!

I like the fact that GlassWire is user friendly and very easy to use, but when i try to close that particular connection from GlassWire -> Firewall, there is no option for single service, it closes all the Windows services so i cant make any http connection.

Maybe not totally custom ip but we sould be able to select and block subservices from Firewall - Apps -> Hosts. Please add this feature at least, thx…


#10

Last “update” (Anniversary release) was 5.5GB


#11

I’m just going to go ahead and throw my hat in the ring requesting blocklist support. I especially liked “Glasshole’s” idea of just being able to right-click and block within the interface. I’m just now becoming aware of how pervasive Windows 10 spying really is, and now learning that NVidia is doing it as well.

Please add these features.


#12

Windows 10 is pervasive with all its telemetry turned on out of the box. I would use something like O&O’s Shut Up 10 to turn a lot of this spyware off.

https://www.oo-software.com/en/shutup10

You have to keep it updated and check every once in awhile to see if your settings are the same. Sometimes after windows updates, Microsoft turns the telemetry back on.

If you don’t use any Microsoft services (app store, Bing, Edge, Skype… Because they will be blocked.) You can get even more agressive and use a host file like this one:


#13

Any update on the planned IP block list integration and the “right click and block” function?


#14

Still working on it. Sorry for the delay.


#15

the ability to block by IP or domain and to be able to import various lists is the difference between me buying or not


#16

It’s on our todo list and we’re actively working on it.