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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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    Is there not a way to prevent students from installing these things rather than stopping the downloads altogether?

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    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

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    Plus, why do they have access to the desktop? They should be able to read it only - not write or modify.

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    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.

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    I'm not convienced blocking google will actually solve the problem as things like the google toolbar, etc are avaliable elsewhere.

    E.g. http://www.download.com/Google-Toolb...-10056938.html

    I think you need to address the more fundemental issues of user's having permission to install software.

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    Is your network CC3?

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    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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