Firewall to block application to access internet?

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by tolanri, Mar 24, 2009.

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  1. tolanri

    tolanri Registered Member

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    Hi guys, I'm quite a beginner when it comes IT security. That's also why I couldn't find anything before asking this question, as I don't know suitable keyword for kind of application I am looking for.

    Basically I am using Windows integrated firewall (Vista/Win7) which suits all my needs, and it only asks for permission if an application is trying to be visible on internet (case of servers, etc.).

    I do not want other firewall, instead I am looking for a very simple application that would ask me (or I could just manually set up the rules) if an application is trying to access the internet. I heard it is possible to do in the Windows firewall, and I actually found the advanced firewall options, but rules didn't make a change (I actually tried block Firefox on all TDP/UTP ports, but it still could reach any website).

    I use hardware firewall on my router and the integrated Win firewall. I tried installing 3rd party firewalls, including Comodo and Outpost, but I couldn't bear with them, as it seemed as huge hog on my system (when I wanted to restart Win Vista, it was stuck on logging off for 5minutes)

    Thank you for assistance!
     
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    Mem Registered Member

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    You can use the Vista firewall manual rules but it sounds like you just want outbound applications allowed in a simpler format. You can use the free version of Vista Firewall Control which uses the Vista API to do this.
    http://www.sphinx-soft.com/Vista/order.html
     
  3. tolanri

    tolanri Registered Member

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    Thank you very much. This is exactly what I was looking for, and the fact it's just an extension for Windows firewall is even better.
     
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