How To Allow And Block A Program From Accessing The Internet In Windows 10 Using Windows Firewall

How To Allow And Block A Program From Accessing The Internet In Windows 10 Using Windows Firewall

This Tutorial Shows How To Allow And Block A Program From Accessing The Internet In Windows 10 Using Windows Firewall.
I am Going To Block Mozilla Firefox From Accessing The Internet.


Step 1 – Open Start Menu.

Type “Windows Defender Firewall”.

How To Allow And Block A Program From Accessing The Internet In Windows 10 Using Windows Firewall - Start Menu
How To Allow And Block A Program From Accessing The Internet In Windows 10 Using Windows Firewall – Start Menu


Step 2 – Click On “Windows Defender Firewall” From The Results.


Step 3 – Select Advanced Settings From The Left Side.

How To Allow And Block A Program From Accessing The Internet In Windows 10 Using Windows Firewall - Advanced Settings
How To Allow And Block A Program From Accessing The Internet In Windows 10 Using Windows Firewall – Advanced Settings

Step 4 – Select Inbound Rules.


On The Left Pane You Will See Inbound Rules And Outbound Rules.
Select Inbound Rules.

How To Allow And Block A Program From Accessing The Internet In Windows 10 Using Windows Firewall - Inbound Rules
How To Allow And Block A Program From Accessing The Internet In Windows 10 Using Windows Firewall – Inbound Rules

Step 5 – Click On New Rule.


Then On The Right Side Under Actions Click On New Rule.

How To Allow And Block A Program From Accessing The Internet In Windows 10 Using Windows Firewall - New Rule
How To Allow And Block A Program From Accessing The Internet In Windows 10 Using Windows Firewall – New Rule

Step 6 – Choose Type Of Rule You Would Like To Create.


Am Blocking A Program From Accessing The Internet So am Going To Choose “Program”. And Click Next.

How To Allow And Block A Program From Accessing The Internet In Windows 10 Using Windows Firewall - Choose Program
How To Allow And Block A Program From Accessing The Internet In Windows 10 Using Windows Firewall – Choose Program


Step 7 – Enter Path Of The Program You Want To Block From Accessing The Internet.

Right Click On Program Shortcut And Select Properties. Under Shortcut Tab Next To Target You Will See Programs Path.

How To Allow And Block A Program From Accessing The Internet In Windows 10 Using Windows Firewall - FireFox Path
How To Allow And Block A Program From Accessing The Internet In Windows 10 Using Windows Firewall – FireFox Path

Copy The Link And Paste It To Program Path Box. Or Browse For The Program To Block From Your Computer. And Click Next.

How To Allow And Block A Program From Accessing The Internet In Windows 10 Using Windows Firewall - Program Path
How To Allow And Block A Program From Accessing The Internet In Windows 10 Using Windows Firewall – Program Path

Step 8 – Under “What Action Should Be Taken When A Connection Matches The Specified Condition?” Choose Block The Connection.

And Click Next.

How To Allow And Block A Program From Accessing The Internet In Windows 10 Using Windows Firewall - Block Connection
How To Allow And Block A Program From Accessing The Internet In Windows 10 Using Windows Firewall – Block Connection

Step 9 – Under When Does This Rule Apply Check Or Select All Three Options.

(Domain, Private And Public). And Click Next.

How To Allow And Block A Program From Accessing The Internet In Windows 10 Using Windows Firewall - Profile
How To Allow And Block A Program From Accessing The Internet In Windows 10 Using Windows Firewall – Profile

Step 9 – Give A Name For The Rule.

How To Allow And Block A Program From Accessing The Internet In Windows 10 Using Windows Firewall -Rule Name
How To Allow And Block A Program From Accessing The Internet In Windows 10 Using Windows Firewall -Rule Name

Now the inbound rule has been created.

How To Allow And Block A Program From Accessing The Internet In Windows 10 Using Windows Firewall - Fire Fox Block Rule
How To Allow And Block A Program From Accessing The Internet In Windows 10 Using Windows Firewall – Fire Fox Block Rule

Then Go To Outbound Rules And Create Outbound Rules Following The Same Steps.

How To Allow And Block A Program From Accessing The Internet In Windows 10 Using Windows Firewall - Outbound Rule
How To Allow And Block A Program From Accessing The Internet In Windows 10 Using Windows Firewall – Outbound Rule

As We Can See Mozilla Firefox Cannot Access The Internet Anymore.

How To Allow And Block A Program From Accessing The Internet In Windows 10 Using Windows Firewall - FireFox Blocked
How To Allow And Block A Program From Accessing The Internet In Windows 10 Using Windows Firewall – FireFox Blocked

How To Delete Rules.

To Undo That Go Back To The Rules Right Click And Select Delete.
Do That For Both Inbound And Outbound Rules.

Deleting Inbound Rules.

How To Allow And Block A Program From Accessing The Internet In Windows 10 Using Windows Firewall - Delete Inbound Rule
How To Allow And Block A Program From Accessing The Internet In Windows 10 Using Windows Firewall – Delete Inbound Rule

Deleting Outbound Rules .

How To Allow And Block A Program From Accessing The Internet In Windows 10 Using Windows Firewall - Delete Outbound Rule
How To Allow And Block A Program From Accessing The Internet In Windows 10 Using Windows Firewall – Delete Outbound Rules

Now Go Back To Mozilla Firefox Browser And Try To Access The Internet.

You will gain access to the internet after deleting previously set rules. If you had blocked access to the internet for a particular application/program go back and try again and you should be able to access the internet.

How To Allow And Block A Program From Accessing The Internet In Windows 10 Using Windows Firewall - Deleted Rules
How To Allow And Block A Program From Accessing The Internet In Windows 10 Using Windows Firewall – Deleted Rules

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