I’ve generally blocked any apps that i don’t need using the internet. But apparently trying to block the EGL… I’ve literally disabled any .exe file you would expect, and it’s like it does nothing.
I’ve never had this happen to me before. Any other apps that I’ve blocked … 100% success … except the god ■■■■ launcher.
I did this:
search → Allow an app through Windows Firewall → uncheck the epicgameslauncher.exe (all of them & anything related that don’t really need using the internet)
search → Windows Defender Firewall with Advanced Security → Created new rules (Outbound & Inbound) and blocked: C:\Users%USER%\AppData\Roaming\Launcher\Engine\Binaries\Win64*EpicGamesLauncher.exe & UnrealEngineLauncher.exe (Win32 folder as well) (previously moved the launcher to a different location, to disable the auto-launch in case you’re wondering. (Works, until you update the launcher. Then you have to move it someplace else again))*
But anyway… the launcher somehow still manages to connect to the internet as if it isn’t blocked at all.
I Signed Out of the launcher now, and I always just instantly kill it when it auto-launches.
It’s clear that they’ve put some effort to not allowing users to block it, apparently.
Anything else to try ?