How to block application in windows 7
One of our reader Samuel complains about his brother “My brother always keeps downloading and uploading using p2p and ends up using all bandwidth and with slow internet connection, is there any way to block utorrent application, but I don’t want to install any software to block them, since he is very good in computer” Basically, Samuel wants to block the application without using any software. I would have suggested to tweak firewall settings to block application from using the internet, but since he mentioned that his brother is good in computers, he might just troubleshoot that problem. So, It’s better just block the application from the system using the registry editor. No matter how good he is in computer, he will never be able to crack this one.
Follow this Simple Steps:
1.) Open Registry Editor, Press Winkey + R and Type regedit and Enter or Go to Start => In search pane type regedit and Enter.
2.) Navigate to following location in registry editor:
3.) Now in right-pane of Explorer, Create new key named DisallowRun, right-click on the right side pane of explorer, select New => DWORD (32-bit) Value and name as DisallowRun.
Now double click on it and change the value to 1.
4.) Now select explorer key and create a new key under explorer with the same name, right-click on explorer key and select New => Key and name it as DisallowRun (you may see new key as folder icon on the left pane.)
5.) After creating new key under Explorer, create new string under newly created key to block application, Select newly created key under explorer i.e. DisallowRun, right-click on the right side pane, Select New => String Value and name as block uTorrent.
Now double-click and change its value from 0 to name of the (.exe file name) executable file name of the application and click “OK”
(you can find the exe file name of the application by right-click on application shortcuts and select Properties or go to program files path see the executable file name.)
6.) Last and Final Step, Restart your system and next time when you try to launch the blocked application you may encounter the below error message popup.
How to Re-Enable the Program or Application?
Simply delete the registry entry which you created in Step 3, 4 and 5.
I have never tested this trick with XP, but it will work on XP too.