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games accessing net

Discussion in 'PC Games' started by [email protected], 27 Feb 2006.

  1. [email protected]

    Capodecina

    Joined: 30 Nov 2005

    Posts: 11,410

    hi how can i stop some games from accessing the net when I dont need them too, I can disconnect router but thats just a pain, any ideas?
     
  2. Beans on toast Dave

    Mobster

    Joined: 27 Mar 2004

    Posts: 4,313

    Location: Telford

    firewall?
     
  3. Street

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 17 Jan 2005

    Posts: 7,932

    Location: Liverpool

    I use Sygate firewall and every time something new wants to access the net it asks me if I want to allow it. Most games nowadays seem to want to connect to somewhere for some reason and with Sygate (or pretty much any firewall for that matter) you can stop them:)
     
  4. Tute

    Capodecina

    Joined: 24 Jul 2004

    Posts: 22,355

    Location: Devon, UK

    I've found most games try to connect home for something...

    I use Windows Firewall, and just block them that way.
     
  5. [email protected]

    Capodecina

    Joined: 30 Nov 2005

    Posts: 11,410


    what with exceptions ?
     
  6. Tute

    Capodecina

    Joined: 24 Jul 2004

    Posts: 22,355

    Location: Devon, UK

    When the games try to use the internet, Windows Firewall will ask you to block or allow the connection.

    Block it, et voila!
     
  7. [email protected]

    Capodecina

    Joined: 30 Nov 2005

    Posts: 11,410

    it dont ask
     
  8. D18241

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 4 May 2004

    Posts: 2,024

    Location: England (sheffield)

    then your firewall is rubbish m8, try to look for rules for games and delete them then it should ask you about them i am using a firewall which when ever a game patch it asked to let it have access
     
  9. PinkPig

    Mobster

    Joined: 7 Jun 2004

    Posts: 3,543

    Windows XP Firewall doesn't monitor outgoing connections from programs, so a game can (and many will) connect without it telling you at all - you'll need a seperate firewall (e.g. Zonealarm) to monitor outgoing connections from individual games. Windows Firewall will notice and tell you about incoming connections.
     
  10. Sirrel Squirrel

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 5 Aug 2003

    Posts: 7,861

    Location: Essex

    Why do some games connect to the net (no not multiplayer ones), I've noticed some programs do it as well
     
  11. Andelusion

    Capodecina

    Joined: 1 Oct 2003

    Posts: 14,339

    Location: Huddersfield

    Verification? Updates? Probably.

    I just zap em with a 'no' using zone alarm usually.
     
  12. [email protected]

    Capodecina

    Joined: 30 Nov 2005

    Posts: 11,410

    i have a hardware firewall on my router can i use that ?