How to prevent Grammarly for Microsoft Office from updating automatically

Note: Our goal is to provide users with the best experience. We try to constantly improve our product, so we release new versions to incorporate the changes and encourage you to keep Grammarly for Microsoft up-to-date. 

If you’d like to prevent Grammarly for Microsoft Office from updating automatically, you need to block the domain “download-office.grammarly.com” in your Windows Firewall. To do that, follow these steps: 

  1. Click the Windows button and start typing Notepad. Then, right-click Notepad and choose Run as administrator
  2. In Notepad, click File > Open. In the address bar, paste or type this text:

    %systemroot%\system32\drivers\etc\

  3. Select All files in the Type of file section: prevent_automatic_update.png
  4. Double-click hosts
  5. In the file, type 0.0.0.0 download-office.grammarly.com

    Note: You need to press Tab twice after typing 0.0.0.0

  6. Exit the Notepad and click Save to save the changes 
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