How to prohibit a ping

How to prohibit a ping

Quite often users are irritated by sluggishness in work of the Internet. Especially it belongs to numerous army of fans of network games. It is possible to reduce time of potential delays, having turned off the ping function.

It is required to you

  • - The PC with the installed Windows operating system;
  • - Internet access.


1. Enter the Start menu of the Windows operating system, having clicked the corresponding button in the left corner of a task bar. Some devices for information input have a key with the Windows logo, having clicked which it is possible to get access to the main menu of the operating system directly from the keyboard.

2. Open the section "Control panel", activate the Windows Firewall menu and in a dialog box go to the Expanded tab. Press the ICMP Settings button and cancel the choice of the Allow incoming echo request parameter, having removed a tick from the corresponding menu item. Save the changes in settings made by you, having clicked the OK key.

3. Use the IPSec built-in application for blocking of the entering and outgoing ping-packages. Press the Start-up button and if you use the Windows 7 operating system, enter mmc into the search string. Owning computers running Windows XP OS, enter similar value in the line "Execute". Click the Open point or click the ENTER key.

4. Confirm the choice and in a window of applications pass into the File menu. Select the Add/Remove Snap-in function and activate the IP Security and Policy Management utility. Put a checkbox in the field of "Local computer" and complete the work of the master, having clicked the Close button.

5. Click the right key of the manipulator and open a context menu. Designate the Manage IP filter Lists and Filter Actions command and activate the All ICMP Traffic point. Pass into the section "Manage Filter Actions", click the Next button and note a checkbox the inscription "Block". Confirm the made settings and close a dialog box.

6. In the IP Security Policies context menu activate the Create IP Security Policy command. Specify the Block Ping point in the respective field of the opened master of creation of policies. Deselect a checkbox opposite to the inscription "Activate the default responce rule" and make a choice for the Edit Properties point. Save the made settings and close the master's window.

Author: «MirrorInfo» Dream Team