Inspired by the closed source FireBlock tool FireBlock from MdSec NightHawk, I decided to create my own version and this tool was created with the aim of blocking the outbound traffic of running EDR processes using Windows Filtering Platform (WFP) APIs.

This tool offers the following features:

  • Search known running EDR processes and add WFP filter to block its outbound traffic
  • Add WFP filter for a specific process
  • Remove all WFP filters created by this tool
  • Remove a specific WFP filter by filter id
  • Support to run in C2 with in-memory PE execution module (e.g., BruteRatel's memexec)

The tool currently supports the following EDRs:

  • Microsoft Defender for Endpoint and Microsoft Defender Antivirus
  • Elastic EDR
  • Trellix EDR
  • Qualys EDR
  • SentinelOne
  • Cylance
  • Cybereason
  • Carbon Black EDR
  • Carbon Black Cloud
  • Tanium
  • Palo Alto Networks Traps/Cortex XDR
  • FortiEDR
  • Cisco Secure Endpoint (Formerly Cisco AMP)
  • ESET Inspect
  • Harfanglab EDR
  • TrendMicro Apex One

As I do not have access to all these EDRs for testing, please do not hesitate to correct me if the listed processes (edrProcess in EDRSilencer.c) prove insufficient in blocking all alert, detection, or event forward traffic.

Testing Environment

Tested in Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016


Usage: EDRSilencer.exe <blockedr/block/unblockall/unblock>
- Add WFP filters to block the IPv4 and IPv6 outbound traffic of all detected EDR processes:
  EDRSilencer.exe blockedr

- Add WFP filters to block the IPv4 and IPv6 outbound traffic of a specific process (full path is required):
  EDRSilencer.exe block "C:\Windows\System32\curl.exe"

- Remove all WFP filters applied by this tool:
  EDRSilencer.exe unblockall

- Remove a specific WFP filter based on filter id:
  EDRSilencer.exe unblock <filter id>


x86_64-w64-mingw32-gcc EDRSilencer.c -o EDRSilencer.exe -lfwpuclnt utils.c


Detect and block the outbound traffic of running EDR processes

EDRSilencer.exe blockedr

Published by Tamil S

Tamil has a great interest in the fields of Cyber Security, OSINT, and CTF projects. Currently, he is deeply involved in researching and publishing various security tools with Kali Linux Tutorials, which is quite fascinating.

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