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How can I block a launcher/.exe from accessing the internet?

#1Relentless639Posted 11/30/2013 5:10:44 AM
On Windows Vista, without having to install a firewall.
Or cutting the internet everytime I want to launch it.
#2ScroePosted 11/30/2013 5:15:48 AM
why want do that?
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#3Relentless639(Topic Creator)Posted 11/30/2013 5:24:27 AM
Because I need the software set to specific version. And it upgrades automatically when launching without options to disable it. If I don't block the net when launching it, then I will need to reinstall it on the version I need.
#4ChromaticAngelPosted 11/30/2013 6:26:14 AM(edited)
you'll need to install a firewall program on your computer, and then block that program from sending or receiving packets

edit: actually the firewall built into windows should be able to handle it just fine.
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#5R i c kPosted 11/30/2013 6:40:59 AM(edited)
If you can't use the Windows firewall for whatever reason, you can block the domain the program is trying to access by editing your hosts file: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/27350/beginner-geek-how-to-edit-your-hosts-file/
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#6Relentless639(Topic Creator)Posted 11/30/2013 6:42:54 AM
Win. Vista has a built in firewall though? I remember sometimes I am prompted to block or let a program freely access the internet, but it doesn't happen for all of them.

I'll google about it. Thanks.
#7chungyPosted 11/30/2013 6:53:54 AM
Install Sandboxie and setup a sandbox to disallow all access to network.
#8Relentless639(Topic Creator)Posted 11/30/2013 7:05:48 AM
Ok, I blocked the program. It takes a while trying to update, but then fails. It's not a direct message as when I cut the internet, but at least if I forget, then I don't have to reinstall.

Just to clear up though, I created a new entry in both "Outbound" and "Inbound" rules. In my language is something like "Exit rules" and "Entrance rules". Is the difference between each the direction the connection? Like are these "Outbound" rules for a program on my local machine which is trying to access the [out]side and the "inbound" rules for when the internet is sending something [in]to my machine?

Did I get that right?
#9LordSeiferPosted 11/30/2013 7:11:19 AM
yes
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