I have a home computer running Windows 10 Pro. I sometimes use Remote Desktop to access my PC via the standard port (3389). I wanted to protect my PC from unauthorized access and DoS and DDoS attacks. Before IPBlock, I already used Windows Defender Firewall and Malwarebytes, but I wanted something to mitigate brute-force password attacks.
I went to https://ipblock.com/Registration and entered my name, email, and password. After that, I received a confirmation email and was on the way to selecting my Subscription Plan. I went with the $9.99 per month plan, free to try for 15 days.
Next, the IPBlock Wizard guided me with my account setup. I clicked on "IP Multisets."
Since I only access my computer from within the United States, I blocked everything else. I created a MultiSet called "MyBlockList" that included everything except for the United States:
After clicking on "Create", I was taken to the following screen:
Next, the IPBlock Wizard prompted me to create my Rule:
I created "MyRemoteDesktopRule" and applied it to the "MyBlockList" IP Multiset. I configured it to block access to port 3389 (the one used by Remote Desktop):
Following the IPBlock Wizard prompt, I clicked on "Connect Server."
I selected "Windows Server Desktop", downloaded the installer, and followed the prompts:
After pressing "Next", I entered my key:
My server was connected!
Next, I clicked on "OK"
Finally, I clicked on I was treated to some fireworks (do not blink, they only last for one second), and after that, I received the following message on the IPBlock portal:
And IPBlock icon ()appeared in my system tray.
That was it!