How to stop downloading from untrusted websites?

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I am running Windows XP Pro on my home PC. When I am at the office, everyone in my house are using this computer for various purposes. I never locked my computer due to general use of my family member. Internet is available in my computer, but the problem is when I am not at home some of my family members use untrusted websites for downloading. And this download is also unnecessary and contains adult contents. So I want to stop this type of download. How can it possible without locking the  administrative user?

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Answered By 200 points N/A #104351

How to stop downloading from untrusted websites?


First thing you could do is block the application from running. For that you need a virus guard which is capable of blocking an application. Of course nowadays most virus guards are capable of doing that. So go to the settings of the virus guard and select the blocked application list and add an entry for the untrusted websites. Then the virus guard will automatically block those sites for you.

The second solution is also much similar to the first one. But instead of a virus guard you can use windows firewall to block access to the website. So open the firewall settings by going through the control panel. Then go to advance settings. In there you will find the inbound and out bound rules defined.

The third solution is to use a proxy server. By installing a proxy server in your computer you can gain a much control of your computer. You can also control in inbound and out bound traffic, block or allow them and easily logged the user activities. You can add a rule for the proxy server to block the P2P sharing ports.



Answered By 0 points N/A #104352

How to stop downloading from untrusted websites?


Hi Kelvin,

If you want to block some adult websites, I recommend changing your DNS setting of your pc.

You can do that by:

Click Start, click Control Panel, click Network and Internet Connections, and then click Network Connections.
Right-click the network connection that you use, and then click Properties.

On the General tab (for a local area connection), or the Networking tab (for all other connections), click Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), and then click Properties. 

Then Use the DNS server addresses: for primary and

Actually this is open DNS for more info visit this Link  Personally i use this DNS for safer and faster web browsing and you can block some website using their tool.

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