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Manage downloads. Browser downloads and download files. Safe browser downloads

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#1 josephs141


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Posted 02 October 2014 - 08:04 PM



I am the new administrator for  a non profit organization.  I am going to play dumbl; I'll pretend I am rookie. 


What is the proper method to prohibit downloads in IE, Firefox and Chrome? 


There are multiple workers asking me to allow them to download files to their computer.  Currently, they are "limited" or standard users in Windows 8.1 


Please explain and give instructions on how you can allow .pdf , .doc, .docx, xls files to be downloaded, but not .EXE or other files which can contain malware, trojans, viruses and worms. 


This is important.  They are pushing me to allow them to have control. 


Thank you for your explanation and steps.  Remember to give easy to follow steps. 


Thank you



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#2 Kilroy


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Posted 03 October 2014 - 05:53 AM

You would need to set up filtering on the Internet connection, most likely through the use of a proxy server.  This isn't going to be a cheap or easy solution.

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