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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

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    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

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    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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