How do I block specific hosts?

Is there anyway to block specific ip/websites that an application access without me editing my host file manually?

Blocking hosts is a common request and we’re working on adding this feature in the future.

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For the moment you can use the following syntax to block an ip to the windows firewall:

netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name=“telemetry_sqm.telemetry.microsoft.com” dir=out action=block remoteip=65.55.252.93 enable=yes

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I would be intrested to get have this as an option in the alert popup.
Sometimes you want to block access to certain advertising/telemetry hosts but not to those necessary for the application.
A allow every host but this list and block everything except those hosts, with wildcards would be great.

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