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i search in net how to block any exe running in xp(specially firefox.exe )
how to do that one?
Posted 5-Dec-11 3:19am
Albert Holguin 5-Dec-11 9:22am
Are you trying to block internet access or just firefox? (also, I take it this is for IT administration and not something bad?)
aimdharma 5-Dec-11 9:23am
want to block the firefox.exe .
if anyone click the exe means it should not launch the application
Albert Holguin 5-Dec-11 9:54am
Once it's installed, I don't think there's an easy way to do this... unless you have a service running that periodically looks at the executables running and kills firefox if it finds it.
Richard MacCutchan 5-Dec-11 9:32am
Don't install it on the PC.
aimdharma 5-Dec-11 9:34am
what a great answer..
Richard MacCutchan 5-Dec-11 9:37am
Pity it wasn't a great question!
Chuck O'Toole 5-Dec-11 13:25pm
Why not just delete the sucker
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Solution 3

You need to add this key to the registry:


Value is the name you call it, say FireFox
Data: firefox.exe or what ever the executable is named.
Albert Holguin 5-Dec-11 10:26am
Never tried this before... what does it block though? ...since it's an explorer related key, does it mean the application will still run from the command prompt?
Chuck O'Toole 5-Dec-11 22:03pm
that's "explorer", not "iexplorer". But it is part of a larger group policy setting. See the "technet" entry in this search
Paul Watt 6-Dec-11 0:38am
Thanks for pointing that out.

I only discovered this key when I was trying to kill a virus I had picked up on my machine. It had enabled this policy, then prevented all of the popular Virus Scanners from starting.

As far as the cmd prompt, I wonder if you could block that from starting as well in the group policy?
Chuck O'Toole 6-Dec-11 13:59pm
MS Policies wouldn't be much good if there was an easy way around them, like CMD prompt. Of course, you could always disallow cmd.exe too.
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Solution 1

Set permissions on the EXE as admin only, and don't make anyone else admin on the box.
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Solution 2

You could password protect exe files by using a program:[^]

or by replacing the exe of firefox with an empty exe file

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