For most of the time, we have our applications online and linked to our local area network and the internet. However, there are times where we would like to restrict an application from accessing the internet. In this article, we will guide you through the whole procedure to block a Firewall Internet Access Request in Windows 10.

How to block an app from accessing the internet using Windows Firewall

To block a Firewall Internet Access Request in Windows 10, follow this procedure step by step.

Click the Search button. Type Settings in the search box and then select the Settings option as the following image is showing.

As soon as you click the Settings option, the Windows Settings screen will appear as follows.

Choose the Update & Security option from the Windows Settings screen as highlighted in the above image. After that, the following screen will display.

As you can see that the screen is divided into two parts. Choose the Windows Security option from the left side of the screen as highlighted in the above image. As you click the Windows Security option, the following screen will appear.

Select the Firewall & network protection option from the left side of the screen as highlighted in the above image. The next screen will be as follows.

Choose the Advanced settings option as highlighted in the above image. The Advanced settings will display like this.

Choose the Outbound Rules from the left side of the screen as highlighted in the above image. Then the following options will appear.

Select the New Rule from the right side of the screen as highlighted in the above image. The following dialogue box will appear.

Click the Program radio button, then click the Next button. The next screen will look like this.

Now paste the path or select through the Browse button which you want to block. Then click the Next button as highlighted in the above image. The next screen will display like this.

Select the Block the connection radio button and click the Next button as highlighted in the above image. As you click the Next button, the following screen will appear.

Check all the three checkboxes named Domain, Private and Public. Then click the Next button as highlighted in the above image. After this, the following screen will appear.

Give this rule a name by typing name in the Name textbox and then click the Finish button as highlighted in the above image. The newly created rule will appear on the list as the following image is showing.

Now the program which you have added into this rule will block the internet access.

Conclusion

By following this procedure, you will be able to block a Firewall Internet Access Request in Windows 10.

How to block an app from accessing the internet using Windows Firewall
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Karim Buzdar

About the Author: Karim Buzdar holds a degree in telecommunication engineering and holds several sysadmin certifications. As an IT engineer and technical author, he writes for various web sites. He blogs at LinuxWays.

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