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download manager. with password?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by wilson44512, Apr 19, 2010.

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  1. wilson44512

    wilson44512 Thread Starter

    Mar 25, 2006
    any one know of a free download manager. with password. i want to make sure my daughter cant download anything from the internet in XP
  2. Phantom010

    Phantom010 Trusted Advisor

    Mar 9, 2009
    Make sure your Administrator account is password protected and create a new user account for your daughter.

    If you don't want to create a new account, the following registry tweak to prevent downloads in Internet Explorer, might be of some help:

    Click on Start > Run > and type regedit.

    Navigate to the following registry keys:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\3

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\3

    Check the following DWORD Value: (make sure it's set to "3")

    Value Name: 1803
    Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
    Value Data: (0 = downloads enabled, 3 = downloads disabled)

    However, this won't do any good if she's using Firefox to download. Setting a user account might be your best bet.
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