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Preventing program from accessing internet?


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#1 Little_Buster

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 11:58 AM

Hi, Im running Windows XP SP3 and avast! antivirus and ive got a program I want to block from accessing the internet and im wondering how exactly i'd go about doing it?
Ive tried a few methods but they dont seem to be working.
Any and all help is appreciated!

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 12:14 PM

best thing is to get a firewall! I use Bitdefender IS it include a firewall so i couldnt recomend a dedicated firewall program personally.
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Posted 08 August 2009 - 01:06 PM

I couldnt just use Windows firewall?

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 02:20 PM

Windows firewall does not stop outbound traffic, only inbound. That is the major issue with it.

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 03:38 PM

Ah.
any Idea what program I could use to do this?

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 03:46 PM

Not sure what program you want to prevent internet access for. Have you looked into the features of the individual program itself and see if you can disable it's web access?

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 03:49 PM

Just about any free firewall provides this capability.

I suggest http://www.sunbeltsoftware.com/home-home-o...sonal-firewall/. If you use it, configure it initally for "learning mode".

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 03:50 PM

Thanks for the link Louis!
I'll give this a shot :]

Edited by Little_Buster, 08 August 2009 - 03:52 PM.





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