If you want to be able to turn the internet off (of on) quickly and easily then read on: InternetOff makes this a one-click affair, right from the Windows system tray.
Why would you want to turn the internet on and off? The reasons are varied and many, for example, to prevent programs from calling home or from updating, to prevent your computer from receiving email or social media alerts, to conserve paid bandwidth if that an issue, to name just a few.
How it works: right click on the InternetOff icon in the system tray menu and then click the Internet Off (or on) button. You could schedule on-time for 5/15/30 and 60 minutes if that’s useful, as shown below.
The verdict: a nice, lightweight app that consumes less that 5 megs in memory. If you find that you need to turn the internet off and on at times then check it out by all means.
Get InternetOff (Windows). [Thanks go to reader Panzer for the tip about this program].