Goodness me, I am miffed with Microsoft. The recent Windows 10 update reset all my privacy settings, customisations and firewall rules – without any notice of intent to do so. And it reinstalled all the crapware tile apps I’d studiously removed previously. I am seriously irked!
Use #Linux as the main host OS (or the maturing #Qubes OS which is a hybrid of Xen+Linux) and then run Wine-incompatible software with #virtualization like #Virtualbox . Then you can disable its network/web access and do not need to worry about that bit, which essentially is not part of the software's scope.
Other SW that DO need web access: run those in separate Virtualboxes.
"(...) run those in separate Virtualboxes."
- should read:
"(...) run those in separate #virtualMachine (s) ."