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31st January 2008, 10:43 AM #1
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Stopping Google Downloads
Apart from blocking google altogether, is there a simple way of preventing students accessing all the other junk that comes with it?
There seem to be so many different routes to google toolbar, desktop, updater, etc. that a simple blocked URL doesn't do the trick.
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31st January 2008, 10:54 AM #2
Is there not a way to prevent students from installing these things rather than stopping the downloads altogether?
31st January 2008, 11:03 AM #3
Should be able to stop most of that from installing via Group Policy...
I know u can block installations, and put a stop to adding things to IE
31st January 2008, 12:02 PM #4
Plus, why do they have access to the desktop? They should be able to read it only - not write or modify.
31st January 2008, 12:15 PM #5
In a nutshell, no. You could use negative filtering and block google altogether. Other than that, I think you're fresh out of luck.
But don't you see, the solution has already been mentioned here..... Sort out your GPO's and permissions and it will stop them.
31st January 2008, 12:19 PM #6
I'm not convienced blocking google will actually solve the problem as things like the google toolbar, etc are avaliable elsewhere.
I think you need to address the more fundemental issues of user's having permission to install software.
31st January 2008, 12:53 PM #7
31st January 2008, 01:00 PM #8
Perhaphs you should consider blocking all executable downloads.... .msi, .exe, .bat, .cmd, etc for students.
I guess you could do this by MIME type or by regex depending on your filtering software.
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