How to disable your internet connection temporarily in Windows PC?

The internet is a wonderful thing, but it can be devastating if it falls into the wrong hands. But the worst part is that if someone who shouldn’t be able to access it on your computer does, it can lead to all kinds of problems.

In this article we will discuss how to temporarily disable the internet on your computer. It’s a pretty simple and straightforward process, let’s see how it goes.

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If you want to prevent only a few programs from accessing the Internet, you do not need to disconnect the device from the power supply. The Windows firewall can do it for you. Here’s what you can do.

Step one: Press the Windows +I key on your keyboard to open the Windows settings.

How can I temporarily disconnect the Internet connection to my Windows PC?

Step two: Look for the Windows firewall. In the search results, click Allow the application through the firewall.

How can I temporarily disconnect the Internet connection to my Windows PC?

Step three: Click on the Change settings button to change the firewall settings.

How can I temporarily disconnect the Internet connection to my Windows PC?

Step four: Find the application or software you want to disable and select the Public and Private check boxes.

How can I temporarily disconnect the Internet connection to my Windows PC?

Step Five: Click OK to save your changes.

How can I temporarily disconnect the Internet connection to my Windows PC?

The selected application/software can no longer access the Internet from your computer.

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You can also log out completely if you wish.

Step one: Press the Windows +I key on your keyboard to open the Windows settings.

How can I temporarily disconnect the Internet connection to my Windows PC?

Step two: Click on Network and Internet.

How can I temporarily disconnect the Internet connection to my Windows PC?

Step three: Click the Change Adapter Settings button.

How can I temporarily disconnect the Internet connection to my Windows PC?

Step four: In the Network Connections window, right-click on the active network and click Disconnect.

How can I temporarily disconnect the Internet connection to my Windows PC?

This will disable your internet connection until you return to the network settings and then reactivate it.

You can also activate the flight mode on your PC. The hidden option in the middle of the options is very handy if you’re looking for a quick way to get offline. If you work with a laptop, you probably also have a flight mode button on your keyboard.

Remember, airplane mode works the same way as phone mode, meaning your device will turn off all communication devices and you will also be disconnected from the network.

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If you cannot access any of the above options, you can also download a third-party tool to temporarily disable the Internet on your computer. Programs such as Net Blocker or Surf Blocker can be used for this purpose.

For the purpose of this article, we will be using Net Blocker. It can be downloaded for free and works with almost all versions of Windows.

How can I temporarily disconnect the Internet connection to my Windows PC?

The software is quite easy to use. Once you’ve started, select the option that suits you best and click Apply Settings. The Internet connection is then interrupted until you return to the program and turn the Internet back on.

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