How to Block Computers From Skype

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Skype is software that makes possible instant messaging, text messaging, voice calls using VOIP (voice over Internet protocol) and video calls. It allows users to not only make free computer-to-computer calls, but also computer-to-landline calls. Unfortunately, Skype can be a distraction for employees in a corporate setting, or the average teenager "studying" online. It's difficult, but not impossible, to block computers from Skype.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Norton Internet Security 2010 or higher

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Instructions

    Steps

  1. 1

    Download, install and launch the Skype application if it isn't installed on your computer. Log in or create a new account. (This is necessary to see whether Skype can successfully connect to the network.)

  2. 2

    Close Skype and download Norton Internet Security. Double-click the file you downloaded to begin installation.

  3. 3

    Follow the prompts to install. Leave the options at default unless you need to choose advanced settings. At completion, a new icon representing the program will be visible on your screen.

  4. 4

    Click the icon to open Norton, and double-click "Personal Firewall."

  5. 5

    Look for the "Program Control" tab and select "Add" from the application list.

  6. 6

    Browse to the location where Skype is installed, usually: C:Program Files/Skype/Phone. Click "Skype.exe" and select "Open."

  7. 7

    Choose "Block" from the Program Control Dialog Box.

  8. 8

    Click "OK" and "OK" again to close the program.

Tips and warnings

  • If the Norton icon isn't visible after installation, click the arrow in the bottom-right corner to view hidden icons.
  • The Norton trial will expire in 30 days. If satisfied, purchase the full version from their website to continue blocking Skype.

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