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    • #314668 Reply

      AskWoody Lounger

      Does anyone have a comprehensive list or website to refer me to to setup my new W-10 machine (I waited until I couldn’t avoid it) so that I can turn off ALL switches that will allow the machine to be “silent” ???

      I’m even willing to set a FW rule to block outbound connections to any MS addresses that I can’t “turn off”.

      I have to replace an XP machine and Dell won’t sell me a machine with a downgrade to Win7 that I have learned, long ago, how to “shut up”.

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      Da Boss

      You could try Black Vipers Services configurations
      I use an small utility for W10 1803 Pro (also W8) called Windows Privacy Dashboard
      which takes care of F/W and some W10 privacy settings in an easy to use and access program. The F/W settings are updated on roughly a monthly basis due to MS updating of IP’s, be sure to check and update. The nice thing about this 3rd party app is the facility to revert to defaults using interface switches should anything go wonky (I’ve not experienced it in 2-3 months of use)

      F/W settings are contained within 2 rules with multiple IP’s blocked within the scope of the rules. (see snip below)



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    • #315232 Reply

      AskWoody MVP

      I use O&O ShutUp10 which works quite well, I think.

      Create a fresh drive image before making system changes, in case you need to start over!
      "The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem. Savvy?"—Captain Jack Sparrow
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