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Blocking Internet connection for single user

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#1 E-Mu


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Posted 07 December 2010 - 06:39 AM

Hi guys,

Wow a lot has changed since I last logged in, anyways I'm needing a bit of help today.

Windows 7 Ultimate, 32bit (fully licensed).
AMD Sempron 3400+ 1,80Ghz.

I have a media center setup in my living room that I use as a Home Theater, I also use it from time to time for general PC usage etc.

I have two user profiles 'PC' - for normal PC stuff and 'Media Center' - which runs WMC for movies/music etc.

What I'm wanting to do is stop all network connections on the 'Media Center' user profile but keep access on the 'PC' profile.

The reason for this is on the 'Media Center' profile I want to be able to run as little as possible, eg no Comodo/Avira Antivirus etc so that I have as nothing running that i don't need for playing movies (if you get me? basically cutting out all the c**p)

Just blocking access to programs is not enough as I don't want to not have firewall/anti virus running if there's still a chance that someone/something can access through the internet connection.

Unplugging cables is not an option as built into a media cupboard under the stairs.
Disabling and Enabling LAN connection is a pain and there must be a workaround for what I want. :)

I have searched but have been unable to find the answer anywhere so far.

Any insight is greatly appreciated!!

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#2 BeachBumLI


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Posted 09 December 2010 - 10:39 PM

After a few quick searches, I found a program that sounds like it'll do what you're looking to do:

If I'm reading your post correctly, this sounds like it's exactly what you're looking for.

Source - http://www.pcreview.co.uk/forums/thread-1581821.php
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