GlassWire Feature request - Custom Website/IP Blocking

Any idea on when this feature might be implemented?

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

@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.

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…


Last “update” (Anniversary release) was 5.5GB

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.

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.

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:

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

Still working on it. Sorry for the delay.

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

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

Looking at switching from Jetico Personal Firewall which is way more feature packed, but way less user friendly, and I do mean WAY less user friendly, but the fact you can’t block IP addresses, or set ports that programs can/can’t use is big.

3 things I look for in a software firewall:
1.) Ability to block software and allow others
2.) Ability to block IP addresses
3.) Ability to block software based on ports


You can’t yet do 2 or 3 in GlassWire but, In the meantime, you could use scripts to do this, e.g. for IP blocking:

I totally agree that Jetico Personal Firewall is way less user friendly. I used it for several years back before Windows Firewall with Advanced Security came out.

For anyone else who reads this, a good reason for switching from Jetico Personal Firewall is that it is no longer being developed - development ceased a couple of years ago - and only supports Windows versions up to Windows 8.

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(It says I can’t post links, so whenever you see @@@ in this post, prevent it’s the website for a hypothetical program called XYZ. So, maybe something that sounds similar to xyz dot comma.)

Since I see you’re working on this, I wanted to describe what I’m looking for in a program like this.

I want a program which by default blocks all in and outgoing traffic. (GlassWire’s “Ask To Connect” mode looks to do this.)

When a program tries accessing the network, I want a popup describing what it’s trying to do. GlassWire’s “First Network Access” popup shows the name of the program and the IP address. It should really also show the reverse lookup, as it does in the Firewall tab under Hosts. Otherwise, a lot of the time when this popup comes up, I’m going to have to do manual reverse lookups which is going to get really boring, knowing GlassWire already has that information internally.

Here’s the MOST important part. This popup shouldn’t only have “Allow” and “Deny”. It should have more options. Like, I don’t want XYZ auto updating, so block XYZ from accessing @@@. But, chrome, which I’d probably give an “access anything” approval to should be allowed to still access @@@. If XYZ tries accessing another site, I should get another popup, and maybe this time I’d say to allow all access. This would be secondary to the block on it accessing @@@, so XYZ could access anything except for @@@.

Basically, I want to custom tailor exactly what a program can and can’t do on the network, very specifically to that program.


new to GW using it for 2 days, I’ve been using proxifier to block hosts when I’m using VPN but found out GW identify VPN as local connection easily and the only thing I need is this feature so how many years does it take?

Unfortunately, a very recent update from GlassWire didn’t include any date but @Ken_GlassWire may be able to provide an estimated timeframe:

Hello. is this “feature” now availible?
because i bought it and i cant block ip’s ?! only Applications?

That takes 4 years?

It looks like the product will not be developed any further?


We are developing GlassWire all the time, in fact our change list is here and we just released an update this week! Also, you may notice I work hard to support users and answer them all the time in the forum here. Do you see all my posts and replies? We work really hard to help our fans and we are grateful for their support!

We have tested host blocking a bit and we have found technical issues, plus we have done some polls with our large email newsletter list to see what our fans want and this isn’t high on their list.

Saying that though, we still have this on our “to do” list.

Please let me know more details about how you plan to use host blocking with GlassWire and why it’s so useful for you? It will help us understand the best way to implement this feature.

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I would always recommend testing the trial version before purchase, before deciding if it’s right for you. You can test the full GlassWire with all features free for 7 days.

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Good Afternoon Ken,

I agree with Smudo that it should not take 4 years to develop a simple feature that most Network Administrators and regular people need! This feature of blocking individual and/or URL should have been added to GlassWire years ago! Please release this feature as soon as possible. Is it so much to ask to release a feature that most people need and want?

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