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Internet Access Control Utility

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Control Internet access with Windows Firewall

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Features and Requirements

  • It requires Windows Firewall to be active.
  • The utility requires at least PowerShell 5.0.
  • This utility has been tested on Windows 11 and Windows 10.

Configuration

Here’s a list of all the command line switches and example configurations.

Command Line Switch Description Example
-Disable Block the internet. Create the firewall rule to block ports 80 and 443 N/A
-Enable Allow the internet. Removes the firewall rule created, allowing the ports 80 and 443 N/A
-L The path to output the log file to. [path]
-LogRotate Remove logs produced by the utility older than X days [number]
-NoBanner Use this option to hide the ASCII art title in the console. N/A
-Help Display usage information. No arguments also displays help. N/A

Example

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[path\]Internet-Access-Control.ps1 -Disable

This will create a Windows Firewall rule to block internet access using ports 80 and 443.

Change Log

2022-06-14: Version 22.05.30

  • Added checks and balances to help with configuration as I’m very aware that the initial configuration can be troublesome. Running the utility manually is a lot more friendly and step-by-step now.
  • Added -Help to give usage instructions in the terminal. Running the script with no options will also trigger the -help switch.
  • Cleaned user entered paths so that trailing slashes no longer break things or have otherwise unintended results.
  • Added -LogRotate [days] to removed old logs created by the utility.
  • Streamlined config report so non configured options are not shown.
  • Added donation link to the ASCII banner.
  • Cleaned up code, removed unneeded log noise.

2021-12-08: Version 21.12.08

  • Configured logs path now is created, if it does not exist.
  • Added OS version info.
  • Added Utility version info.
  • Added Hostname info.
  • Changed a variable to prevent conflicts with future PowerShell versions.

2020-03-18: Version 20.03.18 ‘Lock’**

  • Improved feedback in the console and log.
  • Improved documentation.

2020-03-17: Version 20.03.17 ‘Lock’**

  • Added logging.
  • Added config report.
  • Made available on PowerShell gallery.
  • Refactored code.
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