How to Block Adobe CS4 From Connecting to the Net

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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.

For PC

Step 1

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

Step 2

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

Step 3

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

Step 4

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

For Mac

Step 1

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

Step 2

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

Step 3

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


If you do not allow CS4 to connect to the Internet, you may miss important updates.