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How to deny dowload from the net

by brathamike / November 5, 2005 1:38 AM PST

Hello, im setting up a guest account on windows xp pro with service pack 2. Now i understand how to prevent anyone to run programs and how to deny access to the start menu..My question is how to deny downloading from the internet? What im basically doing is setting up a guest account for limited access. In the guest accound im setting up limited access to the run program, start menu, deleting files...Now my questions is how do i prevent someone from downloading from the net? ...

Thanks
Mike

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This OS doesn't do that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 5, 2005 1:46 AM PST

I've seen people try to lockdown Windows for years, so I'm going to write that you should look to some other OS to lock down what is a PERSONAL COMPUTER to some TERMINAL LIKE behaviour.

Linux will do this nicely.

Again, if you block internet downloading, it's likely you'll block web content as well.

Bob

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HMM !!!
by brathamike / November 5, 2005 2:06 AM PST

Do you know any programs that will deny downloading acces and still allows someone to browse the net. Wow to come to think of it browsing the net is a form of dowloading itself. But i dont want people on my computer actually downloading games, yahoo and other stuff..i have seen it before at my job. we could browse the web but unable to dowload anything..

thanks
mike

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downloading
by byker49 / November 5, 2005 2:26 AM PST
In reply to: HMM !!!

They can download they just can't install unless they have adminstrative priviledges.

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OHH OKAY
by brathamike / November 5, 2005 2:47 AM PST
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oops accidently posted this in a wrong area...Okay now let me see if i understand what your saying...They will be able to download but cannot install?...okay now how can i prevent them from installing?

thanks
mike

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Just sharing.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 5, 2005 5:34 AM PST
In reply to: HMM !!!

I've seen such attempts for years. Outside of lockdown add-on programs most attempts are less than bulletproof and tend to break this OS. However if web browsing is all that's needed, a dual boot with linux will do this with absolute control.

Bob

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