How to Block Adobe Premiere From Accessing the Internet

by Andrew McClain
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Programs like Adobe Premiere, part of Adobe's Creative Cloud Suite, frequently access the Internet to verify licensing, updates and other information. If your Internet connection does not have much bandwidth, this can become a big problem. However, you can cut off Adobe Premiere's Internet access by blocking the programs through your firewall. Note that you need to periodically restore the program's Internet access so that Premiere can verify your licensing information.

Step 1

Close Premiere and any other Creative Suite programs.

Step 2

Open the Charms bar, and then click on the "Settings" icon.

Step 3

Select "Control Panel" to open the Control Panel, click "System and Security," and then click "Windows Firewall."

Step 4

Click "Advanced Settings" to open the "Windows Firewall with Advanced Security" dialog.

Step 5

Click "New Rule," select "Program" as the Rule Type, and then click "Next."

Step 6

Select "This program path," click the "Browse" button, and then browse to your Adobe Premiere program. On a 64-bit system, it is in "%Program Files%\Adobe\Adobe Premiere Pro CC\Adobe Premiere Pro.exe." Click "Next."

Step 7

Click "Block the connection," and then click "Next."

Step 8

Select when you want to block access. Your choices are "Domain," which will block Premiere when you connect to your corporate network; "Private," which blocks Premiere when you connect your computer to your private home or work network; and "Public," which blocks Premiere when you connect your computer to a public network. Click "Next."

Type a name for your new rule in the appropriate text box. You can also type a description, if you want. Click "Finish" to complete the process.


  • If you have a monthly license for Adobe's Creative Cloud, you must allow Premiere to connect once every 30 days to verify licensing. If you have an annual license, you must allow Premiere to connect at least once every 99 days.


  • To suspend or delete the rule, return to the Advanced Security window, select your rule, and then click "Disable Rule" or "Delete" to allow Premiere access to the Internet again.


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About the Author

Andrew McClain has been writing since 1994. He has written several articles for various websites and writes user guides and software manuals for several freelance clients. He has a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from the University of Missouri.

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