Windows Defender Firewall enables users to block specific software packages from accessing the Internet. However, users must usually manually set up outbound firewall rules that block Internet connectivity for the software.
It would be better if users could select a context menu option to block connectivity to the program. Such a shortcut would enable us to set up outbound firewall rules more quickly. You can add a firewall context menu option to both block and restore apps’ Internet access with OneClickFirewall and (right click) Allow, Block, or Remove.
How to add firewall block option with OneClickFirewall
OneClickFirewall is a freely available software that adds some firewall context menu options. There is a Block Internet Access option that sets up a rule that blocks the right-clicked program. The second option when selected removes the rule. This way you can add those firewall block options to the context menu with OneClickFirewall.
You can now block software Internet access from the classic context menu in Windows 11. Bring up a software installation folder in File Explorer. Then right-click the program’s EXE (application) file to select Show more options. Select the new Block Internet Access option to set up outbound rules.
You will see the outbound rules in Windows Defender Firewall with Advanced Security window. To view it, click on the search box button on the taskbar; And input Windows Defender Firewall inside the search box. Select Windows Defender Firewall with the Advanced Security search result. You can view the new rule by clicking Outbound Rules in the Firewall app that opens.
You can remove an outbound rule by right-clicking it in the Windows Defender Firewall window and selecting Disable rule. However, you can now also delete a rule through Explorer’s context menu.
Right-click the EXE file of the program for which you set up an outbound rule and choose Show more options > Restore Internet access. Then the previously blocked software will be allowed through the firewall again.
If you decide you don’t want to keep the Firewall context menu options, you can remove them by uninstalling OneClickFirewall. Remove OneClickFirewall with one of the methods detailed in our guide on how to uninstall Windows software.
How to add firewall block option with right click app
The Right Click app (full name (right click) Allow, Block or Remove – Windows Firewall) is an alternative to OneClick Firewall that adds the same context menu options for blocking and allowing programs through the firewall. However, this software also adds an option to remove software from the firewall.
Now it’s time to look at the new Tweaking – Windows Firewall submenu on the context menu. To apply a firewall block, right-click on any software and choose Show more options. Move the cursor over Tweaking – Allow in the Windows Firewall submenu. Selecting Block in Windows Firewall will apply an outbound rule, similar to OneClickFirewall in the Windows Defender Firewall app.
You can remove Tweaking Firewall context menu options within the window you selected to add them. Double-click Right_Click_Options.exe again to see that window. Then select the right click menu option there.
You will need to restart File Explorer for the change to take effect. To do this, perform one of several ways to open Task Manager on Windows and select its Processes tab. Right-click the Windows Explorer process and choose Restart.
Apply firewall block in software via context menu
The convenience of the context menu firewall option to block internet connectivity of apps cannot be underestimated. That option will save you from going through all the manual steps required to create rules that apply a firewall block on software packages.
Now you can apply such firewall rules in a few mouse clicks from the context menu without having to open Windows Defender Firewall with Advanced Security.