How to Block Adobe CS4 From Connecting to the Net

Like most software, Adobe Photoshop CS4 occasionally connects to the Internet to find updates and validate that you have a legal copy. An update downloading in the background may slow down your Internet connection. To prevent CS4 from accessing the Internet, block the program through Windows Firewall.

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For PC

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Click "Start," and open "Control Panel."

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Select "Windows Firewall," and click "Allow a program or feature through Windows Firewall" from the side menu.

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Find Adobe Photoshop CS4 on the list and uncheck the box. Click "Remove" and then "Yes."

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Run CS4. If it asks permission to access the Internet, choose "no."

For Mac

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Load "System Preferences" from the "Apple" menu.

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Click the "Firewall" tab, and choose "Set access for specific services and applications."

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Highlight "Adobe," and click "-" to block CS4 from accessing the Internet.