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    Program that can block downloads?

    As per title! I allow my daughter (she is 8) to play on cbbc and such and the odd occasion i will leave her to play on it whilst i do lets say the washing up...example guys Anyway i've got antivirus (avira antivir) but i want to be able to block downloads completely unless a password is used, is there a way to do this without having to create a separate account?
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    Re: Program that can block downloads?

    Well presumably you want to allow downloads related to CBBC, not everything? If everything just kill your network connection. If just CBBC, look at your router control panel and see if you can set up a firewall rule that only allows connections to CBBC then just enable this rule when you're not around.

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    Re: Program that can block downloads?

    I also have an 8 year old daughter and I use the parental controls built into Bitdefender but their other parental control packages around like the one from Microsoft which is free. And at least that way you dont need to worry about the accidently straying to another site!
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    Re: Program that can block downloads?

    cheers guys thought about killing the internet connection but...you need it for online games lol to be honest i really dont want to have to change anything in the router, just after something nice and easy that stops programs/scripts etc from being downloaded
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    Re: Program that can block downloads?

    Quote Originally Posted by razer121 View Post
    cheers guys thought about killing the internet connection but...you need it for online games lol to be honest i really dont want to have to change anything in the router, just after something nice and easy that stops programs/scripts etc from being downloaded
    windows live family safety will do the job including blocking downloads, it is simple to use and effective, but you need to have a hotmail account.

    It is part of the windows essentials bundle:

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...=overviewother

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    Re: Program that can block downloads?

    Give her, her own user account.

    This way you can use parental controls to limit what she can do, you make it a super restricted user and she can't do anything bad at all (assuming she doesn't happen to find a brand new virus exploiting an unpatched adobe flash vuln which has kernel priv escalation bug too.)
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