How to stop downloading files?

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HI there,

I use a shared computer in my office, but I got one problem as my bandwidth is limited.

I want not to let my user to download but to browse only. Is there anyway that I can stop

My other users to stop downloading files.

Any help would be appreciated.

Answered By 581880 points N/A #118255

How to stop downloading files?


You can prevent users from downloading files to the computer but are still allowed to browse the internet.

Try to follow these steps.

  1. Click Start then Run.
  2. Type gpedit.msc then hit Enter.
  3. Under Computer Configuration, go to Administrative Templates.
  4. Then Windows Components.
  5. Next is Internet Explorer.
  6. Next is Internet Control Panel.
  7. Next is Security Page.
  8. Next is Internet Zone.
  9. Double-click on Allow file downloads.
  10. Under Setting tab, select Disabled then click OK.

This method prevents downloading of files using Microsoft Internet Explorer.

This prevents users from downloading files when a user click on a download link but this does not prevent downloading of images that are used in displaying the page.

I’m not sure if this will work on Mozilla Firefox or other web browsers.

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