How to block a program using Windows Firewall

Windows Firewall is the most essential feature which protects your PC from malware and filters the packets. If you want to ad any program or hacker to your Windows firewall then here is how to do it.

How to block a program using Windows Firewall

Step 1:

  • First you need to launch Firewall on your Windows PC. To do so go to Start screen and type Firewall and there click on Windows firewall. You can even launch it by clicking on Settings and then on Firewall.
  • Above step can be done in Windows 8. For Windows 7/Windows Vista, click on the Start menu and select Run and this opens a Run box and here type firewall.cpl and click on OK. You can also open the Windows Firewall from the control panel.


Step 2:

  • After launhing the Windows Firewall window, click on Allow an app or feature through Windows Firewall link. It may be also called as Allow a program through Windows Firewall. This will launch a list of programs along with the checkboxes next to them.
  • Now click on Change Settings button to change the settings. If it ask for a password, enter it.
  • If the checkbox of the program is unchecked then it will block it from connecting to the internet.
  • If you would like the program which is connected to the public network but unblocked on the private network, check and uncheck the appropriate boxes present to the right of program listing.
  • Checking the boxes will let the program to access internet. Here allow the programs only you trust.
  • Finally click on OK button and this will save your Firewall settings.

That’s it this is how to block any program on Windows Firewall.

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