How do I disable internet traffic on a computer when it is idle?

By elindred ·
In the interest of maintaining control of our internet bandwidth usage at home, I'd like to be able to disable internet traffic on a certain windows xp computer which we leave on all the time as a print server. People also use it as a desktop regularly, but it is often idle for large parts of the day. Does anyone know of any software that will let me do this? Ideally it would re-enable internet traffic once the computer is no longer idle. Thanks in advance for your help.

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What is your goal?

by Chris910 In reply to How do I disable internet ...

If the goal is to stop internet explorer or Firefox downloading advertising etc. try this.

in Task Scheduler set this to execute at Idle;
CMD /C Taskkill /F Iexplore.exe /T

If you are not using XP Pro you will have to download the Taskkill.exe.

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