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Windows 7: How to block all programs having internet access except specific ones?

05 Jun 2016   #1
user94858038

Windows 7 x64
 
 
How to block all programs having internet access except specific ones?

I want to block all programs/processes from having internet access except say, firefox.

Is there a way to do this?

I know its possible to block specific programs through this method:
windows 7 - How can I block a program from accessing the Internet? - Super User


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05 Jun 2016   #2
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I think Windows Firewall can be "told" to block internet access for X programs; however, I think this has to be done on each EXE. If there is a 3rd-party utility that would be "click this, click that, to block" -- I do not know what it is. I just read the SuperUser thread, it looks promising!
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05 Jun 2016   #3
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Parental controls available in most windows versions can control what applications are usable by specific users, (has to be a standard user to prevent them changing the limitations ), and can use a white list that stops everything except those you want to run.

If you wish to allow programs to run but not access the net then I would agree that a firewall is the way to go, although I would suggest something "more" advanced that the built in firewall - I use Comodo Firewall and this also has a whitelist system to prevent access to the web (whetelists are much easier to allow limited access rather than blocking all except a limited number of programs)

https://www.comodo.com/home/internet...y/firewall.php
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05 Jun 2016   #4
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
I think Windows Firewall can be "told" to block internet access for X programs; however, I think this has to be done on each EXE. If there is a 3rd-party utility that would be "click this, click that, to block" -- I do not know what it is. I just read the SuperUser thread, it looks promising!
An app that can do that is here:

Block any app from accessing Internet with one click in Windows 10, Windows 8 and Windows 7

However that's not the same as blocking everything by default then adding exclusions. I don't use Windows Firewall (I use Comodo FW)

@OP

You can use Evorim alongside Windows Firewall - free but ad supported.

Free Firewall

I suggest the following:

Once installed Evorim's startup entry can be removed. Also the firewallsvce can be stopped (when Evorim FW is not running) and the service can be set to demand start.

When used as a run on demand firewall (in addition to windows firewall) you can put Evorim in "Paranoid Mode" to block everything except what you want to allow.
How to block all programs having internet access except specific ones?-evorim-firewall.jpg


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05 Jun 2016   #5
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Callender, how does Winareo OneClick Firewall work? I installed it into my Windows 7 Pro, and was I supposed to Restart immediately afterwards? There was no icon, nothing except an uninstall directory made by the install EXE.
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05 Jun 2016   #6
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
Callender, how does Winareo OneClick Firewall work? I installed it into my Windows 7 Pro, and was I supposed to Restart immediately afterwards? There was no icon, nothing except an uninstall directory made by the install EXE.
It only works with Windows Firewall. I hope that you understood that it will not work with Comodo Firewall (I currently use Comodo FW)

Anyway assuming that you downloaded and installed the application correctly it just creates a right click context menu entry for executables. So locate a program's executable that you want to block and right click it for the option to block from internet - like you see in the demo video on the website.

EDIT: In other words there should be no desktop or start menu icon and no program to launch in order for it to work. Find an executable and right click it. Look the menu that opens.
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05 Jun 2016   #7
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Thanks Callender! Windows Firewall, Winaero Firewall, FreeFirewall now active.
I have been using Windows Firewall for some time now. No more Comodo Firewall.
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05 Jun 2016   #8
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

No problem. I installed it anyway just to test. It won't work without Windows Firewall but here's what I see for a traced install.
How to block all programs having internet access except specific ones?-ocf-traces.jpg
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Then once installed right clicking an executable shows this:
How to block all programs having internet access except specific ones?-ocf.jpg
Now to uninstall it!


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06 Jun 2016   #9
sinivasan

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You could try TinyWall, free and lightweight.

It uses Windows Firewall to allow/block apps. It has very simple user interface to configure the firewall. Just give it a try.

Download: TinyWallInstaller.msi (1.14MB)
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