Can Internet downloads be stopped with a password?

By d_andrews ·
Does anyone know if there is a programme or a piece of software that when installed on windows will force the user to type a password before permitting a download from the internet?
I just thought that an easy way to prevent a large percentage of nasty viri from being able to get onto your pc is to install a small programme that everytime a downloading exe file is detected windows will block it completely until a password is entered.
This would make the user aware that a download is occuring and also make them consciously accpet the download.
I imagine that perhaps someone is going to come back and tell me that this will cause technical difficulties with the normal running of the browser?

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restrict user access

by PurpleSkys In reply to Can Internet downloads be ...

through control panel - user accounts - Manage another account - select account you wish to change permissions on - change account type - change to standard user or use parental controls and make the changes in there.

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You can disable downloading in the web browser easily

by robo_dev In reply to Can Internet downloads be ...

To disable IE's downloading capability, follow these steps:
Open Internet Explorer.
Tools menu --> Internet Options.
Security tab --> select the Internet Web content zone, and click the Custom Level button.
In that list of settings box find the Downloads heading You'll see File Download. Disable that radio button.
Click OK twice.

In order to lock those settings, you need to login as a local administrator, modify group or local security policy, and make sure user does not have admin authority or right to edit registry.

You would also want to disable ActiveX downloads in the same security tab.

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by d_andrews In reply to You can disable downloadi ...

Cheers, that would prob be the safest.

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