Stop programs accessing the internet?

Discussion in 'Application Software' started by roberthansjorg, Feb 6, 2016.

  1. roberthansjorg

    roberthansjorg MDL Novice

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    Some programs have settings where you can turn off automatic updates.:rolleyes:

    Most programs have Update buttons on them which you can use if you choose.:rolleyes:

    What can you do to disable the Update Button from working at all even if you
    accidentally click it and how can you stop a program from accessing the internet at all
    while you're using it and you are connected?:cool:

    Some will suggest just turn off your Modem and then use the program you're concerned about.
    Having completed your task with the program then simply turn the modem back on.

    Yes I know. :clap:

    But supposing you want to be very clever about this? How about turning stuff off in the Registry
    if you know what to do? Or can you do other stuff say in the Hosts file for example? :cool:
    I'm just putting it out there! :D
    Can anybody offer some clever solutions? I'm sure we're all dying to learn how to do this kind of stuff.
    regards to all.:p
     
  2. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    Block them in the firewall?
     
  3. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    The 'normal' Firewall will never be good enough!

    You could use a solution like Smoothwall Express for that! It would be a quite big job for to do the configuration! And for that you really need to be having Network knowledge for WAN and LAN. Also needed time is an factor!

    To get some instruction for that work on a forum like MDL, I think that's simply impossible because it would end up in an never ending story!
     
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  4. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    Wow... get a clue..
    The normal (Windows) firewall is more than adequate if you know how to use it...
     
  5. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    Ofcourse it is!

    And if you can not/do not want to do it long way round, get Firewall Control to help

    sebus
     
  6. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    From my point of view: NO, it isn't! Too many limitations!

    Anyway, it's all about how much secure you would like to have your system! Adequate means nothing more than basic!
     
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  7. mimart7

    mimart7 MDL Senior Member

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    If you're savvy enough, it can done through your router as well. But, that does take a little more than basic knowledge to accomplish that.
     
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  8. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    Read again "MORE" than adequate

    OP wants to block programs from accessing the net, Windows firewall can easily accomplish that, job done

    Basic request - basic answer - stop trying to act clever, 100% of your answers to people are absolute rubbish - do the forum a favour and stop posting
     
  9. JFKI

    JFKI MDL Expert

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    Or you could figure out exactly where your program is phoning home to and block it via the hosts file assuming you are using Windows. :dunno:
     
  10. mal1

    mal1 MDL Novice

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    Use Binisoft Windows firewall control to monitor outbound connections
     
  11. GoFigure

    GoFigure MDL Novice

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    This doesn't always work anymore since some programs redirect to multiple websites if they sense that one is blocked. Binisoft Windows Firewall Control is the most popular firewall control for windows.
     
  12. schraul

    schraul MDL Novice

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    #16 schraul, Mar 2, 2016
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    Comodo is pretty good... well up until v8, when they decided it was a good idea to fnck up all the file dates of executables (and add alternate streams) EXE, DLL, BAT, JS in the user's PC.
    for versions 8 and above, to disable that "feature?" under "Advanced Settings -> Defense+ -> Auto-Sandbox" disable untick/disable "file source tracking" checkbox.
     
  13. trungpt

    trungpt MDL Addicted

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    I'm using Comodo Firewall. Hope that one day, the default Windows Firewall can replace Comodo Firewall.
     
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