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Windows 7: How can I disable internet for all but a select few applications?

13 May 2016   #1
Axon9000

Windows 7 64 bit/ Ubuntu 14.04
 
 
How can I disable internet for all but a select few applications?

I'm tired of these Microsoft guys spying on me, especially on Windows 10. I was wondering, if there was any way to completely disable the internet for the whole system, and only allow internet access to a select few applications?

Thanks, God Bless.


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13 May 2016   #2
alphaniner

Windows 7 Professional x64, Arch Linux
 
 

There's a lot you can do with Windows Firewall, but I doubt you could use it to completely prevent Windows from communicating with MS.
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13 May 2016   #3
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Gibson Research C[[something] has a Never10 that will help stop some of that. SaferNetworking's Spybot Anti-Beacon is also available. However, be forewarned, diddling with some of MS/Windows' internal workings can have consequences.
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15 May 2016   #4
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Configuring Windows Firewall to do this is exactly what you need (or any other firewall that has per-process blocking capabilities).

Enable the outgoing block and delete all rules, then selectively enable all programs that you know you'll use. In this way, the firewall can block pretty much anything, including the built-in services. For example, Windows Update fails until given access. All software can be restricted in this same way.
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