How to Block a Program from Accessing the Internet Windows 11

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1. Launch the Windows Settings app.
2. In the left sidebar, select "Network & internet."
3. Then, Click "Advanced network settings" and choose "Windows Firewall."


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4. Select "Advanced settings" from the center bottom.
5. Select "Outbound Rules" from the left sidebar.
6. Select "New Rule" from the right sidebar.


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7. Select "Program" and then click Next.
8. Browse to the program's path and then click Next.
9. Choose the "Block the connection" option and then click Next.


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10. Regardless, select all three choices and then click Next.
11. Fill in the program's name and description (optional), then click Finish.

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@ammarjavedI have tried the below steps to block youtube. However even after doing all the steps I can see that it is still accessible.


I have added the IPs still accessible.

Bohot khoob, miya. ShukriyA @ammarjaved $ahab

Thanks for the post!
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It does not usually get an error. But could you please tell me one thing, why you want to block youtube? Are you stressed because of a notifications?

@babulkhan : I wanted to block that to limit my kid's viewing time on youtube. I had finally found the way to do that.


I updated the hosts file under the system32/drives/etc path. took the youtube url and just added to block.

It's alright, Actually I usually do use new features of windows and always try to explore things, So that's why I've joined MSCommunity and the important is feeling happy by making peoples happy. Have a nice life.