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

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User Info: Relentless639

3 years ago#1
On Windows Vista, without having to install a firewall.
Or cutting the internet everytime I want to launch it.

User Info: Scroe

3 years ago#2
why want do that?
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User Info: Relentless639

3 years ago#3
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.

User Info: ChromaticAngel

3 years ago#4
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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User Info: SilentCaay

3 years ago#5
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:
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User Info: Relentless639

3 years ago#6
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.

User Info: chungy

3 years ago#7
Install Sandboxie and setup a sandbox to disallow all access to network.

User Info: Relentless639

3 years ago#8
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?

User Info: LordSeifer

3 years ago#9
^ this
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