Some simple and commonplace examples are as follows.You might have an application that insists on automatically updating itself, but find that those updates break some functionality and you want to stop them.Although we’ll be demonstrating this trick on Windows 10, the basic layout and premise has remained largely unchanged over the years and you can easily adapt this tutorial to earlier versions of Windows.
In case that’s a tad confusing let us illustrate with our example program from above.
You might have a video game that you’re comfortable with your child playing, but you’re not so comfortable with the online (and unsupervised) multiplayer elements.
You might be using an application with really obnoxious ads that can be silenced by cutting off the application’s Internet access.
Read on as we show you how to lock down an application via the Windows Firewall.
Some of you might have been sold immediately by the headline, as blocking an application is exactly what you’ve been wanting to do.