Re: How to stop programs from accessing internet?
The easiest way would probably be to run personal firewall software such as ZoneAlarm on the strictest settings and then adjust the settings to allow only the programs you specify to access the internet. This is kind of a "shotgun" approach, but may be easier than looking through all the settings for every program you have that may be accessing the internet.
But I'm trying, Ringo. I'm trying real hard... to be the Shepherd.