In Windows, you can use Windows Firewall to block or unblock certain applications, but it doesn’t offer an easy-to-use interface for its advanced features. If you want to block an application from accessing
the internet, you must go through the following steps:
1. Click the Windows Start Menu and open Control Panel
2. Select System & Security
3. Then in the Firewall section, you select “Allow a program through the Windows Firewall”
4. If the program you wish to block or unblock isn’t listed, you must click “Allow another program” to add it. Choose the application in the list and select “Add”. Else you must then browse the hard drive to find it, and so on. This seems complicated for the average user.
Firewall App Blocker makes the process very easy! Simply drag and drop the application you wish to block into the FAB window, or browse the hard disk to find it. That’s it! If you want to allow it access again, you need only select it and press the Delete button.
FAB doesn’t do anything that Windows can’t do itself, however it provides a much simpler means to select which programs will be blocked. Best of all, it makes it very easy to add multiple programs to the firewall simultaneously!
Firewall App Blocker (Fab) v1.4 – 29.08.2014
1. ADDED – Language support
2. ADDED – Exe Context Menu (You can now easily right click any program (exe) and block it in the Windows Firewall instantly)
3. FIXED – Button design
4. FIXED – Code improvements
Note: Firewall App Blocker doesn’t change Windows Firewall default settings. If you use 3rd party security software or a 3rd party firewall (e.g. Avast), they can disable your Windows Firewall. Firewall App Blocker runs properly only if your Windows Firewall is enabled.
Shown below are FAB’s Options and Edit menus. In this version there are some extra features on the Options menu, including “Add to exe Context Menu”
If you choose to use this feature, it will add a new entry on the right click context menu for .exe files. This will allow you to right click any .exe file and easily add it to the Windows Firewall. This context menu entry can be altered to only display when you press the Shift key. To do this, select “Use Shift Key to Display”
FAB also offers CMD support. To use this, just make sure to use the correct parameter, as shown below:
By selecting Options –> Languages –> Translate, you can easily translate FAB into your language.
Supported Operating Systems: Windows 10 , Windows 8.1 , Windows 8 , Windows 7 , Windows Vista – (both x86 and x64)
Supported languages: English , Turkish , German , Greek, Japanese , Vietnamese , Slovenian , Persian , Swedish , Dutsch , Russian , Spanish , Simplified Chinese , Traditional Chinese, Hungarian , Polish , Korean , Italian , Romanian , Ukrainian , Bulgarian , Czech , Arabic , French , Indonesian , Portuguese, Thai, Kurdish