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Windows 7: Preventing Software Connecting To Internet

18 Mar 2012   #1
MourningStar

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Preventing Software Connecting To Internet

I tried but failed to find a tutorial that will allow me to prevent a program from accessing the internet. I recall it had someting to do with inbound/outbound firewall process.

thnx.


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18 Mar 2012   #2
seavixen32

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18 Mar 2012   #3
MourningStar

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
I was not able to use that, but was able to do the suggestion in post#4 of that tutorial and entered the data for blocking both inbound and outbound communication. I did this right after install AND prior to launching the program. However, when I fired-up the program and cliked it's Help button it opens a Internet Explorer window to the program's help site. This should not have happened, right?
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18 Mar 2012   #4
MourningStar

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MourningStar View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
I was not able to use that, but was able to do the suggestion in post#4 of that tutorial and entered the data for blocking both inbound and outbound communication. I did this right after install AND prior to launching the program. However, when I fired-up the program and cliked it's Help button it opens a Internet Explorer window to the program's help site. This should not have happened, right?
I believe my problem is similar to post#11 in that tutorial (which no one addressed, btw) and I quote it here :

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I am trying to unallow a program from communicating through the internet according to this very well explained tutorial, but it puts itself back as allowed. I changed the marked cases from Public to Private and it changes itself back to public or adds a new allowing entry for public. Then I went to the Advanced Firewall (not on this tutorial) and enabled the firewall for that program for any protocol type and for domain, private and public. It changes itself, creates new entries on both firewall controls (normal and advanced) windows. The simple one has now six entries than cannot be deleted. How can I unallow definitely and keep it that way, please?

thank you.
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18 Mar 2012   #5
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MourningStar View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
I was not able to use that, but was able to do the suggestion in post#4 of that tutorial and entered the data for blocking both inbound and outbound communication. I did this right after install AND prior to launching the program. However, when I fired-up the program and cliked it's Help button it opens a Internet Explorer window to the program's help site. This should not have happened, right?
It probably depends whether you have chosen online help as opposed to offline help.

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18 Mar 2012   #6
MourningStar

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MourningStar View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
I was not able to use that, but was able to do the suggestion in post#4 of that tutorial and entered the data for blocking both inbound and outbound communication. I did this right after install AND prior to launching the program. However, when I fired-up the program and cliked it's Help button it opens a Internet Explorer window to the program's help site. This should not have happened, right?
It probably depends whether you have chosen online help as opposed to offline help.

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I do not comprehend. If I configure the firewall for inbound/outbound block I would anticipate a 'can't connect'-type message. Refer to post#4.
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18 Mar 2012   #7
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Sorry if I misunderstood you.

As for post #4 I'm at a loss to give you an answer on that one so I'm going to refer the thread to others who may be able to help you.
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18 Mar 2012   #8
MourningStar

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Sorry if I misunderstood you.

As for post #4 I'm at a loss to give you an answer on that one so I'm going to refer the thread to others who may be able to help you.
Thank you, I hope someone can.
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19 Mar 2012   #9
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MourningStar View Post
when I fired-up the program and cliked it's Help button it opens a Internet Explorer window to the program's help site. This should not have happened, right?
You do not want Internet Explorer to access the Internet?
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19 Mar 2012   #10
MourningStar

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

as much as I try I somehow cannot make myself understood - sorry.
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MourningStar View Post
when I fired-up the program and cliked it's Help button it opens a Internet Explorer window to the program's help site. This should not have happened, right?
You do not want Internet Explorer to access the Internet?
I do not want specific installed software to access the internet (i.e. via IE or any other browser). See post#4.
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