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Can I block some web pages only on specific user accounts on my Windows computer or do I need to purchase a firewall to do that?

I have an administrator account and I have 2 other accounts for my dad and my brother. How can I block those 2 accounts from accessing certain websites but keep allowing my account unrestricted ...
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16 GB of my 32 GB of memory is unusable, marked as “hardware reserved” and [duplicate]

So I've googled around and tried a lot of stuff to fix this and none of it has worked. Half my RAM is hardware reserved, and I do some image processing of large collections of images, so I need that ...
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Windows / Apache 2.2: Can't reach virtual host by DynDNS due Apache access restrictions

I have configured my Apache 2.2 in Windows as follows: First deny all access top-down from the top-level-path ... <Directory "/"> Options None AllowOverride All Order deny,allow Deny ...
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How can I lock down a standalone Windows 10 pro device so a certain user can only run 1 specific desktop application

I just upgraded from Windows 8.1 Pro to Windows 10 Pro on a standalone laptop. In Windows 8.1 I used parental control to make sure a certain user on the device could only start one specific ...
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In windows 8.1 How to stop an application from killing other applications?

I have a distant learning course for an entrance exam. They've provided me a pendrive which has all the course material videos etc. It can be accessed only after I install the software that comes ...
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Restrict access to certain websites based on user in windows or chrome browser

I am trying to restrict access to websites for multiple schools at different locations. We are currently using windows 7 on most of our systems. And all our kids and staff have google apps for ...
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How to restrict internet access on Kali Linux 2.0

My son who is still in his teen age recently started learning to work on Kali Linux at our home PC. However as I have configured wifi through router, due to this the computer's internet remains ...
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how to restrict specific cmd commands

I would like to know how to restrict a single (non-admin) user from using specific commands from command prompt. For example: dir should be allowed, but shutdown should be blocked. As a bonus, is this ...
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Only allow download from specific sites in Chrome

Some of my co-workers in the company that I am working for are downloading torrents and music online; my boss is blaming me for the slow internet connection. We are using Chrome as our only browser ...
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Restricting a process to access another process?

Sometimes my PC freezes, when UT2004.exe is running. Everytime this happens the event log's last entry is about an error occured in dwm.exe. Because this only happens, when running UT2004.exe, I ...
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Can I restrict VNC connections by SSH key or login ID?

I want to offer friends access to the X desktop on host "foo" for collaboration, but only at certain times; meanwhile, I want to access that desktop myself at any time. I have set up SSH port ...
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Mount only specific USB stick

I am trying to configure a Linux (Ubuntu 14.10) so that it will only mount a specific USB stick from one specific USB port. Can someone point me into the right direction on how to do this? Thanks
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nginx configuration - Allow local access (different rules for local requests?)

I'm working on a debian 7 nginx server. Because the server is online available, I restricted the access with following lines in the site-configuration ( server {} ): auth_basic "Restricted"; ...
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Restrict Internet access on WIndows XP using script

There is an excellent post on how to do this with Windows 7 using a script but I do not see a script for Windows XP anywhere. The script on the post on this site is: netsh advfirewall set ...
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Restrict a Windows executable's read/write access to specific directories

I have an application which I need to test, and I would like to restrict its read/write access to specific directories (All other directories other than its parent folder, in this case). How can this ...
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Is there any way to bypass ISP-based redirection of webpages after credit finished?

My ISP has different Internet plans and some of them are limited traffic and once the monthly traffic has reached, any webpages will be redirected to a specific IP address showing that the credit has ...
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Restrict Active Directory user by IP Address or Machine Name

I am needing to create a Windows Active Directory account for use with a Microsoft Dynamics CRM system to a set of SQL Server 2008 R2 servers. This user is requiring elevated privileges in my SQL ...
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Is it possible to create a user without internet access on Win 8 (no parental controls)

I want to create a user on a Windows 8 System that has no internet access. I do not want to monitor access or block some some sites / ports. I want the complete internet to be deactivated for said ...
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Forcing developers under limited Windows user accounts [closed]

I'm currently in negotiations with a company as to why a machine not on a domain network and with full admin privileges is necessary for developers to work fully. I'm looking for evidence to ...
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How can I restrict a user in an AD environment only to have vpn access but no directory share rights?

I'm trying to restrict an AD account to only have vpn access rights but no domain user rights. Can it be done or should I try something out of windows server's boundaries? We are using a Fortigate ...
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How to restrict internet access in Internet Explorer to specific sites? [duplicate]

Is it possible to restrict internet access in Internet Explorer to just a few specific websites? I need to set up a home computer for kids and want to make sure they cannot access any websites besides ...
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Can outgoing emails from a webmail provider be blocked using network management software?

This is probably a ridiculous question, but is it possible to only restrict outgoing email sent from free webmail providers (Gmail, Yahoo, etc.) in a corporate network using network management ...
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How to deal with very unstable operating systems?

I'm trying to do some changes on a portable computer, running Windows 7. It fills the entire partition. However, I'm pretty much unable to run Windows, because it suddenly freezes in a matter of ...
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What limits Windows 7 x64 machines to <=192GB RAM?

I know motherboards, BIOS, etc may set upper limits on how much RAM we can install or use on individual machines. However, what defines the maximum RAM for Windows 7 x64? Is that a fundamental ...
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How To Password Protect Internet Access from the LAN

I am looking for a solution that would require any computer user on a LAN to enter a password in order to access the Internet. We do not want to restrict it at each individual computer because people ...
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Restrict the amount of space a folder can use

I have a directory I have given write access to everyone and shared it for the LAN (for easy distribution of files within my sharehouse). I want to be able to remove any chance that my drive will fill ...
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Lock down Windows 8 to run only one app

I am looking to lock down/restrict a Windows 8 tablet to run only one app. The tablet will be used as a remote control for a networked audio system (via a dedicated wifi network with no internet ...
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How to only allow particular programs to modify certain files?

I want to make certain directories on my drives read-only except to particular programs who will have full permissions. For example, the Microsoft Word might be allowed to modify the files in my ...
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How do I restrict SSH to one directory?

I have a Bitvise SSH server on Win7 and I'd like to restrict access to one directory for the SSH user. Any guidance would be much appreciated.
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How to restrict volume output in Windows 7?

I have my computer hooked to a stereo which doesn't like too much volume. I like the ability to control the volume from the Windows volume control rather than the stereo, but there's a point at about ...
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Preventing unauthorised installation of software in Windows 8

Last night I complained to my wife that in Windows 8 the new Metro interface is so important that Microsoft has valued it over a usable clock. So I commented that I needed to find a widget or ...
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Restrict static IPs (Only DHCP) on Debian Squeeze

How can i restrict access to the Internet for users with static IPs? Can i disable free dhcp leasing? I'm running Debian Squeeze with dnsmasq as dhcp server. All users has their own ip, mapped to ...
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Problem: Restrictions in effect on computer. Asking me to contact my system administrator

This started happening when I had to restart my computer for an exam so I can get it working faster. When I rebooted it, it stopped giving me the option to do alt-F4 to be able to shut down, ...
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How to restrict Steam games to 1 hour per day? [closed]

I would like to know if there is a very simple, free program that will restrict my gaming time to one hour per day. However, all of the programs I have found are designed to be 'net nanny' etc. as ...
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Is it possible to apply special restrictions for a content of a directory?

I want restrict permissions to the content of a directory /abc/def/: disable links (symbolic or hard) limit the number of write permissions pointing to the same file (e.g. to 1, so only one process ...
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How to allow access to web only through proxy?

I have a Linux machine kernel 3.7.0 with Squid proxy server and a direct Internet connection. Browsers and Squid reside on the same machine. Is it possible to allow access to web only through Squid? ...
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Limiting user privileges in an internet cafe setting

I am trying to set up a small internet cafe with 3 PCs. I want to make them secure and ensure that the users don't have full rights on the PC they are working on. For example, they shouldn't be able ...
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Network Problems of Ethernet? [closed]

At a school I used to attend, we were told by our instructors that connecting our laptops to the network via ethernet was against their computer use policy, and apparently resulted in some tech person ...
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Restrict Internet with Active Directory?

What's the best way (with Active Directory or Group Policy) to restrict Internet Access to computers or users, and avoid them to change that settings without an admin password? Cheers
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Reliable and legitimate (legal) proxies to rent? [closed]

I'm looking to purchase access to a single SOCKS4/5 proxy server. I wish to have an origin USA IP address while I travel. I prefer to use a legitimate service, however when I google for this I see a ...
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Sending *.exe by changing extension failed

I know you can send .exe through email by changing their extension. I've been using this often. But strange thing happen when I tried to send this specific ".exe" file. It failed!! It's this ...
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Restricting table cell resizing in Word

Is it possible to restrict users from resizing the cells of a table in protected documents in MS Word 2010? I want to restrict them from making any changes to the layout of the table (or, at least, to ...
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How can I restrict a user's time spent on internet? [closed]

I see related questions on how to restrict access to certain websites but that is not really what I want. Here's my situation: My baby sitter wants access to the internet but we we don't want her ...
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Limit a user to VI and Tail

I'm running a server on centos 6.0 and I'm looking for a way to limit ssh access of one user to only tail and vi and only in their home folder. I found some guidelines to the home folder part but ...
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Website restriction at work with home laptop

I use the same laptop from home for work. When my adult children are suppose to help me at work, they are instead checking their emails, social sites, etc. How can I block all of that while on my work ...
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TOR security in a static IP

At my work place i am provided with a static IP. WHere in many of the important sites are blocked for various reasons. Will accessing those sites using Tor browser get detected on the main server....? ...
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Recovery Windows XP Active Desktop for Restricted Users

We have public accounts out on our manufacturing floor so that people without Active Directory accounts can use some basic functions. These public accounts are locked down pretty good through our ...
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How can I bypass Internet restrictions?

I can only use browsers with specific user agents and Yahoo Messenger. I used Fiddler to change some things, but I only got browsers working by changing the user agent, everything else is blocked. ...
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DD-WRT - VPN tunnel with access restrictions

I want to allow users to connect to my home network through my DD-WRT router using a VPN tunnel. I want the users to be able to access a specific IP on my local network freely (10.10.10.5). I dont ...
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Edit restriction in Microsoft Onenote

I have multiple notebooks shared within my team. However, I want one of the notebook/page, to be restricted. Other team members should not have the access the edit a specified notebook/page. They ...