[windows2000] Re: Blocking Internet Browsing from Explorer.exe

  • From: "Webmail" <web@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2003 09:35:14 -0500

Mark the easiest way to do this is to just block the sites in the hosts
file. That way they can't get to them no matter what program they run.
See this page for an example how to set it up:

Basically you just point the URL to the null address in the hosts
file and when they go to it they get a page not found error.

What we be cool is a little graphical utility that appends the hosts file
properly so you can easily add addreses... hint hint.


  -----Original Message-----
  From: windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Mark Lee
  Sent: Thursday, November 27, 2003 6:58 AM
  To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx; windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  Subject: [windows2000] Blocking Internet Browsing from Explorer.exe

  Hi, have scanned the archives but struggled find anything.  I need to stop
users being able to put URL's into the Windows Explorer address bar and
surfing the net.  We've restricted Internet Explorer to certain times of the
day but users are begining to realise that they can still surf the net from
Explorer.exe and it's becoming a real pain.

  Anyone got any good pointers or suggestions would be great.



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