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...

  • I'm not experienced with Windows Firewall... Sep 20, 2012 at 17:09
  • why not uninstall spotify? Here is a free outbound firewall...sphinx-soft.com/Vista/order.html
    – Moab
    Sep 20, 2012 at 17:25
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    @Moab I want to block Spotify in order to force it offline so that I can listen to music on multiple computers at once. Sep 20, 2012 at 17:42

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To solve this, you need one of two options:

  • Use %APPDATA%\Roaming\Spotify\Spotify.exe OR
  • Use C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Spotify\Spotify.exe

As well, you might want to block the SpotifyWebHelper.exe application for incoming traffic which might be also used for P2P.

  • Is there a way to do this for the Spotify Windows 10 app? Jun 30, 2018 at 3:28

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