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Monitoring automatic internet connectioins

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    Monitoring automatic internet connectioins

    I'm on a metered hotspot so when I use my laptop I don't want applications to autormatically connect to the web for updates or otherthings without my knowledge and approval. I know it's possible to limit this automatic access when first setting up applications and windows, but now I have so many. Windows doesn't seem to be a problem because it only updates when I allow (usually when I'm at McDonald's ). But the other day my hotspot went dead because a fish screensaver was updating without my knowledge. I promptly uninstalled it rather than figure out how to tame it. Is there another way to limit this auto access?

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    Win 8.1.1 Pro x64

    A firewall will do, just make sure to remove all pre-configured rules, which allow safe apps.
    Either use an extension for Windows firewall to control outbound or use another firewall. or
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Monitoring automatic internet connectioins

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