How to Create an Internet Kill Switch in Windows 10/11

If you have ever used premium VPN services on your PC, you might know about the Kill Switch. Kill Switch is a feature that kills the internet connection in case of an IP Leak or connection drop.

Although Kill Switch seems to be a great VPN feature, you may want it to have on your Windows 10 operating system. The benefit of having a Kill Switch in Windows is that you can instantly close the internet connection.

What’s the need for a Kill Switch?

Well, Kill Switch can help you in multiple ways. You can use it to close the internet connection whenever you sense suspicious activity on your internet connection.

So, it has multiple uses, and it acts as a panic button. You can use it to get out of situations when you need to pull the ethernet cable. So, the Kill switch is one of the best and easy ways to cut off internet connectivity.

Steps to Create a Kill Switch in Windows 10/11

Creating Kill Switch in Windows 10 is pretty easy. You need to follow some of the simple steps given below. So, let’s check out how to create an internet kill switch in Windows 10.

Step 1. First of all, Press Windows Key + I button on your keyboard to open the Windows 10 Settings app.

Step 2. On the Settings app, open the ‘Network & Internet’ option.

Step 3. Note down the network adapter name you are connected to.

Step 4. Right-click on your desktop and select ‘New > Shortcut’

Step 5. On the Shortcut dialog box, enter the script:

C:\Windows\System32\netsh.exe interface set interface name="XXXX" admin = disabled

Replace the XXXX with your network adapter name that you have noted in Step 3.

Step 6. Once done, click on the Next button. Next, enter a suitable name for the shortcut. You can name it anything you want, like Kill Switch, Stop Internet, etc.

Step 7. Now right click on the shortcut file and select ‘Properties.’

Step 8. Next, click on the ‘Advanced‘ button, as shown in the screenshot below.

Step 9. Enable the ‘Run as administrator’ option on the Advanced Properties and click on the ‘Ok‘ button.

That’s it! You are done. Now, whenever you want to disconnect the internet, use this desktop shortcut.

How to Create a Reconnect Switch?

If you want to regain access to the internet, you need to create a reconnect switch. For that, you need to follow some of the simple steps given below.

Step 1. Right-click on the desktop and select New > Shortcut.

Step 2. On the Shortcut dialog box, enter the script below:

C:\Windows\System32\netsh.exe interface set interface name="XXXX" admin = enabled

Replace ‘XXXX’ with your network adapter name.

Step 3. Once done, click on the Next button and name the shortcut as ‘Reconnect‘ or ‘Connect to Internet‘ and click on the ‘Finish‘ button.

Step 4. Right-click on the shortcut and select ‘Properties.’

Step 5. Next, click on the ‘Advanced‘ option, as shown in the screenshot below.

Step 6. On the Advanced Properties page, check the ‘Run as administrator’ option.

That’s it! You are done. Now, if you wish to regain access to the internet, double-click on this shortcut.

So, this guide is all about how to create an internet kill switch in Windows 10. I hope this article helped you! Please share it with your friends also. If you have any doubts related to this, let us know in the comment box below.

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