It looks weird when you realize that some programs on your computer gain internet access automatically whenever you connect to internet which really sucks because it use part of your available data plan, a typical example of this is the automatic internet access of avast anti-virus program.
Though i intentionally allows this so as to keep my anti-virus virus definitions up to date, but imagine a person that want to quickly do something online with small available data plan but in the process, he notice the browsing is no more going and later realize his data plan has exhausted due to some automatic internet access by some programs which is of no help to him.
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Mind you, not only this avast antivirus have access to automatic internet access there are still many programs but today i will be explaining on a simple method on how prevent automatic internet access by any program on your computer which is a must read for everybody that use to access internet on their computer.
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Now lets get to business..
- HOW TO DISABLE AUTOMATIC INTERNET ACCESS FOR ANY PROGRAM
» To start with, click on your start menu.
» Now scroll to Control Panel
» Click on Windows Firewall
N :B : you are to on your firewall here if you have not before.
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» Click “Allow a program or feature through Windows Firewall” located at the left side bar.
Now you will see the list of all your software/ programs/ applications that has access to your internet connection.
» Click the “change settings” located at the top of the box. as shown below
» Now uncheck the programs you don’t want to get automatic access to your internet connection and click the save button to save it
N : B ; if the application you want to block is not in the list
» Click “Allow another program” and it will show all the installed application and you can add from the list
» Now uncheck the unwanted programs and click save.
Now your turn ! Did you have any idea or question on this ? if yes, pls do so in the comment box…
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