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    Question Like a firewall but not? Any ideas Please?

    Hi All

    Was wondering if any one knows of any simple software that allows you to select what programs can have access to the Internet.

    I was originally using a firewall that i could browse for programs that connected to the Internet and i could then set if i would let them have Internet access or not.

    Reason i am looking for a more simple program to only block access to certain programs is that i have problems with firewall and connection speeds, so only looking for a simple program that will not protect my PC from hackers but just stop selected programs from accessing the Internet.


    Cheers for all the help People

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    Re: Like a firewall but not? Any ideas Please?

    Windows firewall will do that.
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    Re: Like a firewall but not? Any ideas Please?

    Quote Originally Posted by Moby-Dick View Post
    Windows firewall will do that.
    Cheers for the quick reply,

    Yea i thought of that but its a Firewall, and its a windows firewall that is a pain in the butt, especially when it comes to online gaming.... I keep windows F/W Off TBH.

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    Re: Like a firewall but not? Any ideas Please?

    I know exactly what you mean - in fact, I pretty much do that using PC Tools Firewall Plus (version 1.0). I basically disable all other blocking aside from application blocking and it works pretty well. All I want to do is stop software dialing out without my permission as i'm behind a hardware firewall the other way round.

    It's pretty much a case of just removing all the blocking rules and configuring all the adapters to 'allow all traffic'. If you get stuck let me know. I'm less keen on the 3.0 version but it does the same job. Costs nowt too

    If you try it and get stuck gimme a shout and i'll be more descriptive
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    Re: Like a firewall but not? Any ideas Please?

    Or use an external firewall or router with firewalling capabilities. If set up properly it shouldn't effect your gaming at all & is generally more reliable than a software altenative.
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    Re: Like a firewall but not? Any ideas Please?

    Enjoy, after doing some more Google searching i found the Ace little Prog i need

    Internet Lock

    Does what i need it to do, nice and simple.

    Thanks for all the help and post every one!

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    Interesting... but costs 30 USD ?
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    Re: Like a firewall but not? Any ideas Please?

    Symantec endpoint protection x64 works REALLY well and is the easiest to use firewall I'm aware of... it hasn't 'gone mustang' and killed my internet access for no reason, blocks what I need blocked, and also has A/V. Nice package, IMHO.

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    Re: Like a firewall but not? Any ideas Please?

    BOO for Symantec trust me u dnt want that as dangel sed use pctools firewall its the best gives u an alert when somting is accsessing the internet!!!

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    Re: Like a firewall but not? Any ideas Please?

    i rly wish u wud nt use txt spk

    Symantec stuff is generally fine (though I despise their acts of buying out rival's better products and then discontinuing them). Their Norton brand isn't.

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    Re: Like a firewall but not? Any ideas Please?

    Quote Originally Posted by dangel View Post
    Interesting... but costs 30 USD ?
    Ha your Funny....

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    Quote Originally Posted by malice19 View Post
    Ha your Funny....
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    Re: Like a firewall but not? Any ideas Please?

    Quote Originally Posted by Moby-Dick View Post
    Windows firewall will do that.
    Inbound access only - not outbound, so won't block outgoing access.
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    Re: Like a firewall but not? Any ideas Please?

    Quote Originally Posted by malice19 View Post
    Ha your Funny....
    Do what? It just seems expensive for a cut-down firewall when you have a full one for free - hence the comment.. Seemed clear enough to me
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