How To Prevent Users Downloading and Installing Software From Internet - TechZilla Firefox

The reason behind posting this article is due to mass request from users who are intended to prevent others from downloading files and software into the PCGenerally none of the PC manufactures gives the option for protecting our system from unwanted downloads and it's our task.
When friends also share your PC, it is quite not possible to do it. But at the same time you have to allow them to do other jobs like surfing, chatting etc in the same PC. At these circumstances you can choose a better tool named Folder Guard. 

Why choose Folder Guard to Prevent?

  1. Folder Guard can hide your personal folders and prevent it from other users.
  2. Folder Guard can lock access to the USB, CD-ROM and other removable drives.
  3. Folder Guard is suitable for a wide range of computer security tasks.
  4. Folder Guard protects your files without encrypting them and prevent any damage.
  5. Folder Guard lets you quickly enable or disable the protection via a "hot key".
  6. Folder Guard runs on a wide range of Windows platforms.
  7. Folder Guard "speaks" plain English.
  8. Folder Guard works with drives of any format.
  9. Folder Guard can operate in "stealth mode".
  10. Folder Guard can password-protect and restrict access to file folders.

How to Stop Downloading From Internet Using Folder Guard

1) Download Folder Guard (Use Paid Version or Free Version).

2) Once the download completed, choose View – Filters command and then Filter – New command to start creating a new filter.

3) Now select Apply to files box to specify which files this filter should apply to. For instance if you choose*.bat format, further downloading of files from internet in this extension will be impossible.

4) If it’s a new filter you've just created, you will be prompted to enter a name for the filter do it.


5) Now move it to the top list and assign it as Read-only attribute. A small “binoculars” icon should appear in front of the filter:

6) At this stage Folder Guard is set Enable the Protection and hardly try to download anything from internet will result in display error message .

If you need to download from internet, simply Pause the protection from the menu (No restart is required). Also installing from CD/Removable disk will be ineffective here. 

If you want the users to be able to run programs from the removable drives while the filter is in effect, you need to create another filter that would specifically allow full access to the executable files located on the removable drives.

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