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How to Block a Program from Accessing Internet In Windows 10?

Posted in Security, Windows4 weeks ago • Written by Gull AQANo Comments

Sometimes we want to block a specific program from accessing internet due to some reasons, that can be like preventing from updates, blocking the ads or any other reasons that make us think of blocking a program from accessing the Internet. Here is How to Block a Program from Accessing Internet In Windows 10.

Block a program from Accessing Internet

1. In order to block a program from accessing the Internet, you need to create a windows firewall rule. Go to Firewall by Clicking Windows 10 Start Button and search for Windows Firewall and Open Windows Firewall

How to Block a Program from Accessing Internet In Windows 10

How to Block a Program from Accessing Internet In Windows 10

2. That will guide you the main Windows 10 firewall screen.

How to Block a Program from Accessing Internet In Windows 10

How to Block a Program from Accessing Internet In Windows 10

3. Click on  Advanced Settings from the column on the left side. and you will be guided to the Windows Firewall with Advanced Security Section.

4. From the Column left Click on Outbound Rules to go to Advanced Outbound Rules Section.

How to Block a Program from Accessing Internet In Windows 10

How to Block a Program from Accessing Internet In Windows 10

5. From the right column under the Action area, Click on New Rule to Create new Outbound Rule.

How to Block a Program from Accessing Internet In Windows 10

How to Block a Program from Accessing Internet In Windows 10

6. Here in rule type choose Program click next button to continue the process

Block Any Program From Accessing Internet In Windows 10

Block Any Program From Accessing Internet In Windows 10

7. Choose your program path from This Program Path Area and click Next. 

Note: Open the .exe file of any program you want to block, here as an example I will block the photoshop program which the directory in my computer is as below

Block A program From Accessing Internet

Block A program From Accessing Internet

8. From the action steps, Choose the Block the connection and Click Next to continue. 

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9. In profile section, tick all of them (Domain, Private, Public) to block the program in all connectivity conditions whether you are using a private or public network.

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10. We are almost there to block a program completely from connecting to the internet.  As you are seeing in the picture below its time to write down a name and description for this rule. Name your Rule and if you would like write down a short description for this rule and click Finish.

How to Block a Program from Accessing Internet In Windows 10

How to Block a Program from Accessing Internet In Windows 10

Block a Program from Accessing Internet – Video

Here is the video guide of how to block a program from accessing the Internet.

Read more about computer network firewall protection on Wiki Firewall.


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