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I have installed the chrome extension "Stayfocusd" which blocks websites for a certain amount of time. However, I have noticed a way to get around this. If you go to Chrome Task Manager and kill the running extension, then one has access again to all the websites.

How can one avoid this trick? I thought about the following...

  • prevent access to chrome task-manager by removing some menus in chrome and blocking out the shift+ESC shortcut
  • disable/remove the task manager completely (which is probably not possible)
  • run a script "inside" chrome which checks periodically if the task-manager is opened, and, whenever it is: kill it (cf. also Removing or disabling Chrome’s Task Manager with a batch-file which didn't really work for me)
  • make a link between the main-process & sub-process, i.e. if the sub-process (extension) is killed, the main-process (chrome) must also be killed && if the main-process (chrome) starts the sub-process (extension) must also start

However, I don't have the necessary programming skills to undertake these suggestions.

Hopefully somebody can help me. Thanks in advance

  • Why are you doing this? I ask because I can think of several different approaches depending on what you are trying to achieve. Is this because you have a compulsion as the plugin says it is used for? Is this because you don't want kids surfing the net when they should be doing homework? Is this because you are managing a network and want to prevent a lot of users from accessing a lot of sites? – krowe Sep 10 '14 at 22:50
  • OP, did you find a solution? – rafid059 Jan 22 '16 at 21:33

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