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How do I prevent a program from accessing the internet?

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    How do I prevent a program from accessing the internet?


    This used to be quite simple in Win7 but I can't figure out how to do it in 8.
    Perhaps I am being stupid but I hope somebody could tell me.

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    Control panel, Windows firewall, choose "Allow and App or Feature through Windows firewall" uncheck the program or App you don't want to connect which should appear on the list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
    Control panel, Windows firewall, choose "Allow and App or Feature through Windows firewall" uncheck the program or App you don't want to connect which should appear on the list.
    THanks! I am doing this, but a lot of applications seem to be missing. I'm adding the one that I want to ban from the internet, but I then can't find it in the list. Could this feature be buggy, or limited somehow?
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    Not sure why a particular App isn't showing up on the list, but this is how you would prevent an App from getting to the internet.
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