Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

How can I block Spotify from accessing the internet with my Windows Firewall? (I use Windows 8. It has the same design as Windows 7.)

I've tried adding an outbound rule to block %APPDATA%\Roaming\Spotify\spotify.exe. I've tried blocking the helper file in the same dir. I've also tried disabling the inbound rules that were allowing Spotify...

share|improve this question
    
I'm not experienced with Windows Firewall... – Friend of Kim Sep 20 '12 at 17:09
    
why not uninstall spotify? Here is a free outbound firewall...sphinx-soft.com/Vista/order.html – Moab Sep 20 '12 at 17:25
    
@Moab I want to block Spotify in order to force it offline so that I can listen to music on multiple computers at once. – Friend of Kim Sep 20 '12 at 17:42
up vote 4 down vote accepted

To solve this, you need to use absolute paths. If you use %APPDATA%, your computer will not understand that this is the same as C:\Users... (Even though it ironically suggested it itself...)

share|improve this answer

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .