Sometimes we need to block certain programs from accessing internet because allowing them will download unwanted updates will cause headaches. Especially if you’re using pirated versions of windows software’s such as Microsoft office or Adobe Photoshop. When you connect to internet, it will cause them stop working as it will automatically verify the license online. One way to overcome this problem is to block that certain application(s) from being connected to internet. This can be done via windows firewall. If we block program in firewall the application will no longer able to use internet.
However as you may know, assigning group policies for each and every software you need to be blocked from accessing internet will quite some time. It requires to set inbound and outbound rules for each application you want to block from Windows Firewall with Advanced Security application. Even if you set inbound and outbound policies manually, it is a tedious task to unblock later in time. So a better option here is to use access blocker software which will do all the configurations for you.
There’s a simple tool you may consider that let you simply add apps to block through firewall in very easy way. Firewall App Blocker is a lightweight internet filter program that can help you set the firewall permissions without accessing Control Panel. If you want to block a software from accessing internet, just drag and drop or browse the .exe file over the firewall app blocker interface and you’re done.
Steps to block an application from using internet using Firewall App blocker
- Download Firewall App Blocker from here.
- Double click to open FAB
- Just browse for the exe of the application you want to block
- Done – the software is blocked fro using internet
If you ever want to return to normal, just delete the corresponding app from the list.
Advantages of using firewall app blocker
The advantage of using firewall app blocker is that you don’t need to manually perform complicated configurations for blocking each programs you need. The firewall app blocker creator has already done this for you. All you need to do is just find the application you want to block in internet firewall, drop into the app window. If you ever want to unblock an application from the block list, just delete it from the firewall app blocker window.