I'm looking for a way to block all internet access during specific times -- including websites, instant messaging, email programs.
Features I'm looking for:
- Block internet access during specified times of the day,
- Block all internet access on my work pc, not just browsing or certain websites,
- Keep the pc accessible to the internal network (for file sharing and printing),
- Define certain exception programs (such as Windows Update and anti-virus updates) so that these can access internet.
There are already a lot of questions regarding this, but the answers range from disabling IP address to software programs that only limit websites to web browser plugins. None of these have all the features I'm looking for.
I've already spend significant time on this problem, and a couple of weeks ago I thought I had found the solution with Internet Access Controller. However, the company doesn't respond to my emails, their forum is filled with spam and their last changelog update was more than two years ago -- suggesting that they've discontinued their business operations.
Which software program or Windows 7 feature can I use given the features I'm looking for?