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How to Block Adobe From Firewall

by Ruri Ranbe

Certain Adobe software, like Adobe Media Server and Adobe Connect, require an Internet connection to perform critical functions. Windows Firewall, however, enables administrators to block these applications from accessing a corporate domain, a private network or a public hot spot. Companies and institutions can implement Windows Firewall to block unauthorized use of these applications, while home and business users can secure their PCs by preventing certain programs from using the Internet when on a public network.

Automatic Blocking

Step 1

Press "Windows-W," type "firewall" and then select "Allow an App Through Windows Firewall" from the results.

Step 2

Click "Change Settings." Locate the appropriate application, such as Adobe Connect or Adobe Media Server, and then deselect the check box to the left of the program.

Step 3

Click "Allow Another App" if Windows Firewall fails to list the software. Choose the appropriate application, click "Add" and follow the instructions in Step 2.

Click "OK" to prevent Adobe from connecting to the Internet.

Manual Configuration

Step 1

Press "Windows-W," type "firewall" and then select "Windows Firewall" from the results.

Step 2

Select "Advanced Settings" from the left pane to open "Windows Firewall With Advanced Security."

Step 3

Click "Inbound Rules" and then click "New Rule" to open the New Inbound Rule wizard. Click "Port" and then "Next."

Step 4

Select "TCP," enter "1935" (without the quotations) into the "Specific Local Ports" field and then click "Next."

Step 5

Select "Block the Connection" and then click "Next." Choose whether to disable the port on the corporate domain, a private network or a public network. Click "Next."

Step 6

Enter a name, such as "Adobe Media Server," into the "Name" field and then click "Finish."

Step 7

Create another rule following the same process, except this time select "UDP" when prompted.

Select "Outbound Rules" from the left pane, click "New Rule" and follow the on-screen instructions once again to block TCP 1935 and UDP 1935.

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