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Windows 7: How can I block EVERYTHING from connecting into internet

30 Aug 2014   #1
amoretam

Windows 7 x64bit Home Premium
 
 
How can I block EVERYTHING from connecting into internet

yeah, that is the question pretty much...

I dont connect to internet ever in my windows side of my computer cause it is dedicated to Audio only...

...But.. I want to be able to connect sometimes, I dont want any program to access internet, ... ANY...
I just want to be able to enable internet, grab audio from youtube and then disable internet, .. Call me paranoid... but that is my workflow, ..

Can anybody tell if there is such thing like blocking everything from connecting to internet except my firefox browser??

Thanks a lot people


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30 Aug 2014   #2
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Open, Windows Firewall with Advance Security. Click on Windows Firewall Properties. Go though the Profile tabs changing "Outbound Connections:" to "Block" on all profiles. Then you just need to add an exception to the outbound rules allowing firefox.
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30 Aug 2014   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

If you seldom use the internet just unplug your modem until you need it again.
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08 Sep 2014   #4
amoretam

Windows 7 x64bit Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Open, Windows Firewall with Advance Security. Click on Windows Firewall Properties. Go though the Profile tabs changing "Outbound Connections:" to "Block" on all profiles. Then you just need to add an exception to the outbound rules allowing firefox.
hey thanks, ...
Are you sure this will completely block any audio programs and plugins from calling home, .. even those which call home for updates, license verifications and all??

Thanks a lot
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08 Sep 2014   #5
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I find ZoneAlarm Free Firewall much, much easier to use than Win 7's firewall to keep anything I don't want phoning home from phoning home. It can be used to block incoming transmissions as well.

I feel Layback Bear had the best suggestion if you have another computer to download your music with. Just permanently disconnect the computer from the internet so nothing can get in or out. Use the other computer to download music and transfer the music from the other computer to your music rig.
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08 Sep 2014   #6
amoretam

Windows 7 x64bit Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
I find ZoneAlarm Free Firewall much, much easier to use than Win 7's firewall to keep anything I don't want phoning home from phoning home. It can be used to block incoming transmissions as well.

I feel Layback Bear had the best suggestion if you have another computer to download your music with. Just permanently disconnect the computer from the internet so nothing can get in or out. Use the other computer to download music and transfer the music from the other computer to your music rig.
i need firefox cause I record from internet and also use Real Vnc to control my pc from another computer..

So that would only 2 programs that needs to have access to internet
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08 Sep 2014   #7
jeepmann4x4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by amoretam View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Open, Windows Firewall with Advance Security. Click on Windows Firewall Properties. Go though the Profile tabs changing "Outbound Connections:" to "Block" on all profiles. Then you just need to add an exception to the outbound rules allowing firefox.
hey thanks, ...
Are you sure this will completely block any audio programs and plugins from calling home, .. even those which call home for updates, license verifications and all??

Thanks a lot
I may be "off" here but it seems to me that you are trying to make sure you HACKED Audio program does not get caught(FL Studio?).
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08 Sep 2014   #8
amoretam

Windows 7 x64bit Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jeepmann4x4 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by amoretam View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Open, Windows Firewall with Advance Security. Click on Windows Firewall Properties. Go though the Profile tabs changing "Outbound Connections:" to "Block" on all profiles. Then you just need to add an exception to the outbound rules allowing firefox.
hey thanks, ...
Are you sure this will completely block any audio programs and plugins from calling home, .. even those which call home for updates, license verifications and all??

Thanks a lot
I may be "off" here but it seems to me that you are trying to make sure you HACKED Audio program does not get caught(FL Studio?).
plugins all over
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08 Sep 2014   #9
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by amoretam View Post

hey thanks, ...
Are you sure this will completely block any audio programs and plugins from calling home, .. even those which call home for updates, license verifications and all??

Thanks a lot
Yes, except for any exceptions you add into the outbound rules.
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08 Sep 2014   #10
amoretam

Windows 7 x64bit Home Premium
 
 

would any Firewalls be a resources hog blocking all this programs??


Thanks
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