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Windows 7: Preventing Software Connecting To Internet

19 Mar 2012   #11
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

out of interest what software is it you want to block from calling home?


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19 Mar 2012   #12
cyclic

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

When all else fails, you could edit the Hosts file to block it from connecting, you'll need to know their IP and DNS name.

If you want to try it I will post instructions for you.
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19 Mar 2012   #13
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MourningStar View Post
as much as I try I somehow cannot make myself understood - sorry....I do not want specific installed software to access the internet (i.e. via IE or any other browser). See post#4.
So loading a URL in IE is consider as the application connecting to the Internet? Afraid you might be looking at it wrong...Anyways just use Sandboxie...
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19 Mar 2012   #14
cyclic

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

The way I read it is that the programs help files are connecting by launching IE, it's not a link or putting an addy into IE.
Either way, or in any event nothing can circumvent the Hosts file ! It will only stop anything including IE to connect to that site, it wont stop IE from launching.
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19 Mar 2012   #15
MourningStar

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cyclic View Post
The way I read it is that the programs help files are connecting by launching IE, it's not a link or putting an addy into IE. ...
correct.
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19 Mar 2012   #16
MourningStar

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
out of interest what software is it you want to block from calling home?
virtuagirl.com, free version.
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19 Mar 2012   #17
MourningStar

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cyclic View Post
When all else fails, you could edit the Hosts file to block it from connecting, you'll need to know their IP and DNS name.

If you want to try it I will post instructions for you.
thnx, will wait 'till all else fails and give you a shout.
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19 Mar 2012   #18
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cyclic View Post
The way I read it is that the programs help files are connecting by launching IE, it's not a link or putting an addy into IE.
If it is launching IE then it is just a link. IE is not part of the application, thus it won't be affected by the firewall rule. The way you are reading it is wrong.
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19 Mar 2012   #19
MourningStar

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

I even went into IE Security tab and put the domain as a 'restricted site'. No affect.
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19 Mar 2012   #20
MourningStar

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cyclic View Post
The way I read it is that the programs help files are connecting by launching IE, it's not a link or putting an addy into IE.
If it is launching IE then it is just a link. IE is not part of the application, thus it won't be affected by the firewall rule. The way you are reading it is wrong.
The app has a button labeled help. When i clik on it the IE window appears and navigates to the site help page. This means to me that the software (the app) is initiating a connection to the internet and I do not want this to happen. Am I not understanding the functioning?
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