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Windows Firewall: Blocking the connection vs disabling the rule

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Something I'm curious about and have tried to find a clear answer with little luck, in Windows Firewall what is the difference between blocking a connection and disabling a rule for an individual program or process? I'm tired of everything sending off data, and I want to start minimizing the "leak", and I want to know a definitive answer before I do anything foolish and accidentally make my system more vulnerable.


Also, if blocking the connection through the firewall is the answer I'm looking for, is there a way to block many programs and services at the same time? The only thing it allows me to do in bulk is enable or disable the rule. Furthermore, does blocking a connection supersede whether a rule for a program is enabled or not?

Edited by Solice93, 26 March 2022 - 10:14 PM.

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