Stop nero from updating
Regardless of why you want to drop the cone of network connectivity silence over a given application, a trip into the guts of the Windows Firewall is an easy way to do so.Let’s take a look at how to block an application from accessing the local network and Internet now.You might have a video game that you’re comfortable with your child playing, but you’re not so comfortable with the online (and unsupervised) multiplayer elements.You might be using an application with really obnoxious ads that can be silenced by cutting off the application’s Internet access.Mucking up your firewall rules is a surefire way to a big headache.In the far left navigation pane, click the “Outbound Rules” link This displays all the existing outbound firewall rules in the middle pane.But, it does serve as a useful example, because we can immediately and clearly demonstrate that the firewall rule is in effect.I've had 2012 installed on Win 10 but upgraded to the latest version.
In the far right pane, click “New Rule” to create a new rule for outbound traffic.
Others may have opened this tutorial curious as to why one would block an application in the first place.
Although you generally want your applications to have free access to the network (after all what good is a web browser that can’t reach the web) there are a variety of situations in which you may wish to prevent an application from accessing the network.
When we browsed to the EXE file for our Maxthon web browser, Windows plugged in the following program path information for the file, which was located in our Documents folder: That file path is understood by Windows, but for some reason is no longer recognized when inserted into a firewall rule.
Instead, we need to replace the file path that includes the environmental variable with the full file path.