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  1. Kity

    Kity Thread Starter

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    Hi Friends,

    I have a small problem for which I need your Expertise. I just installed
    Windows XP and installed the Applications. However, I need to give this
    Computer access for Internet only for Email ( Ie : Outlook Express or
    Incredible Mail ) and block all other internet activities.

    Hence. Could anyone enlight me how to Block all the Sites thru Internet
    Explorer ??? and only grant access for Email to the Internet.

    However, kindly note that this machine has Windows Xp Sp2 installed.

    Thanks & Regards
     
  2. HyperEscape

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    Maybe use the Windows XP firewall to allow access to ports reserved only for email POP/IMAP/SMTP access and block everything for HTTP/FTP and other protocols. Or maybe you can use a third part program like NetNanny or WebGuard to block internet access completely and allow selective access for email programs.

    There can be multiple ways. Try to make the best work for you.
     
  3. Kity

    Kity Thread Starter

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    Thanks Sir Very Much, However, kindly explain from where do I block these
    Programs. I did check the Windows Firewall, but could not find the items that
    you had stated. Hence, would please request if you explain how to go about
    with it, since I am new to Computers.

    Thanks A Million Sir, Best Regards
     
  4. lunarlander

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    Windows Firewall on XP does not block outgoing access. When a web browser goes to a web site, it is doing outbound access.

    I would install the free version of Zonealarm, available here:

    http://www.zonealarm.com/security/en-us/zonealarm-pc-security-free-firewall.htm

    and here is a flash video showing how to approve browser access to the internet; instead of clicking 'Allow' as the video says, just click 'Deny' and choose to Remember the setting.

    http://www.top-windows-tutorials.com/zone-alarm-firewall.html

    Some users may be tech savvy enough to reverse that setting. I don't have Zonealarm. But generally there are 2 approaches to disallowing users to change firewall settings. Case one is that the firewall can be configured with a password, so users can't change settings themselves. Case two is that you will need to create a Windows Standard account, and maybe the firewall will prohibit Standard account users from changing settings.
     
  5. Kity

    Kity Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    thnks for your great Advise. Appreciate it very much. However, I have already
    installed the Kaspersky Internet Security 2010 on the Machine. So will there be
    a clash, when the Zone Alarm too is installed on the Machine.

    Kindly Advise ??
     
  6. Kity

    Kity Thread Starter

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    Sirs,

    Just checking whether there is any Software available to download for free on
    the Net, where you could block the Internet. I was given the Name of this below
    Software, but not sure whether it works. Assume that you would have an idea
    about it.

    Crawler and Web Security Guard.

    Not sure whether this is a good product and does it do the job needed of
    blocking the Internet except mail. Your comments would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks & Regards
     
  7. lunarlander

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    You should be able to make Kaspersky Internet Security block outbound traffic to port 80 and port 443 - which are both web traffic.
     
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