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mike37510
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Firefox Portable and Firewall

Hello,
I'm using Firefox Portable and I would like to block this portable Firefox only on certain websites. I tried to use the Windows firewall but it seems like it doesn't work with portable applications. Why is that? Do you have any ideas? Thank you for your help.

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Manual Entry to Proper EXE

If you're using Firefox stable on Windows 64-bit, you'd be using the 64-bit copy of Firefox within Firefox Portable. That exists at X:\PathTo\FirefoxPortable\App\Firefox64\firefox.exe. Substitute your own full path for X:\PathTo. You can manually create rules for a Program at that path and they should work.

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Thx !

Thx !
Yes, that's what I did. I pointed the late Windows father to firefox.exe in c:\app\FirefoxPortable\App\Firefox64\firefox.exe. But it doesn't work, and I don't understand why.

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Should Work

That should work. At least in theory. Are you trying out a block statement rather than just allow? Also, remember that Firefox uses its own internal DNS so won't use the system's DNS.

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Thank you for your help, I

Thank you for your help, I found another solution by blocking access to a website through my company's antivirus. Thanks again to you.

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