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Windows 7: requesting a software to manage internet connections

19 Aug 2014   #1
the great geek

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
requesting a software to manage internet connections

hello all
i am using Microsoft Windows seven and i think my internet speed is not as fast as i suppose to be, does anybody know a software to manage and disable the internet access of my programs?
thank you very much and im sorry if i made a mistake in writing.


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19 Aug 2014   #2
JDobbsy1987

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Hi and Welcome to SevenForums,

I wouldn't expect 'Programs' as such to be the cause of your internet speed not being what you expect.

There are a few things to consider:
  • The advertised speeds from you ISP (Remember these speeds are "Up To")
  • The speed the line is theoretically capable of
  • The speed you actually get

What speeds do you get when doing a speed test - Speedtest.net by Ookla - The Global Broadband Speed Test
What speeds do you think you should be getting?

Regards,
Jamie
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19 Aug 2014   #3
the great geek

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

thank you very much for your answer Jamie my download speed is 0.22 Mbps its not a high speed and i know it but my problem with speed has been resolved.
but anyway can you suggest me a program to manage my internet connections?
thanks
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19 Aug 2014   #4
JDobbsy1987

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Software for this isn't something i can help with sorry but other members may be able offer some suggestions.

Regards,
Jamie
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19 Aug 2014   #5
aakshat

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You can use firewall's.
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19 Aug 2014   #6
JDobbsy1987

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aakshat View Post
You can use firewall's.
To be more specific here, Programs can be Allowed/Blocked through Windows firewall as well as other 3rd party firewalls.

Here is a guide on How to Add or Remove a Windows Firewall Exception in Windows 7:
Regards,
Jamie
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20 Aug 2014   #7
3D Jed

Windows 7 pro x64 SP1
 
 

Windows firewall allows all outgoing connections by default. I use a program from Sphinx-Soft that switches Windows firewall default to disallow all outgoing. Whenever a program tries to 'call home' a pop-up asks you yes/no eg open internet explorer and you get a pop-up. This only happens once per program. After half a dozen pop-ups, it soon settles down. There's a free + paid for version

Windows 8 Firewall Control: Sphinx Software

basically Sphinx-soft makes Windows firewall act like Zone Alarm etc

As has been mentioned, programs 'calling home' is probably not the cause of the OP's internet speed issues, but this firewall info might be of interest to others.
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20 Aug 2014   #8
sweatyHotdogs

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

there's alot of software to tweak and optimize your connection... the one im using is auslogics bootspeed... pretty much all-in-one app... but its not a freeware.... as for managing your connection i would recommend TinyWall... its pretty self explanatory.... or if want a simplier option there's Firewall app blocker... just drag an app and click apply and that app wont be able to use the net.... link: Firewall App Blocker
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