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How to prevent internetaccess except for webbrowser

Hi,

Working online via a mobile internetconnection, you can understand that I want to limit the programs (like windows update) that have access to the internet.
So I want to disable all internetaccess the moment internetconnection is made with a mobile device except for the webbrowsers (IE, Firefox and Google Chrome).

Is there an easy way to:
1. Monitor programs that use bandwith on internetconnection
2. Block these programs from internet (except for webbrowsers)
3. Allow all access when ADSL internetconnection is present

What would be a good approach?
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Stef Merlijn
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Stef Merlijn
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PC-Expert2007Commented:
Far  as preventing windows update from running that you will have to disable through the control panel. I will add details on that one. The other thing I would suggest is put firewall on high security. this will prevent programs from logging online that you don't want. and still be able to use your browsers and other tools.
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PC-Expert2007Commented:
Open the control panel. go into system and security. and click on windows update.

From here you will be able to edit the upgrades on different levels. If you need more detailed instruction let me know.
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Stef MerlijnDeveloperAuthor Commented:
Is it possible to set things up in such a way that the user of that computer only have access to the internet via the webbrowser. All other programs will be blocked.
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Stef MerlijnDeveloperAuthor Commented:
Which firewall software can do this in an easy way?
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PC-Expert2007Commented:
You can do both of those on the comments you posted above. Although every individal expert has there own preference on the type of firewall that they like the best. Mine is
Comodo Firewall for Windows

Very secure, and allows you to do almost anything to the internet connection. would be the one I would recremend.
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QlemoDeveloperCommented:
You would need to have a Firewall with different profiles, one for Mobile and another one for ADSL. The user will need to switch between those profiles manually. Most software firewalls allow for different profiles, e.g. Comodo.
Most firewalls (including the W7 firewall) also allow for restricting on an application base.

Only the combination of both features will make it doable. As said, Comodo is one of many (free) firewalls capable of that.
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gsnshankarCommented:
Netlimiter will be a sure help.
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Stef MerlijnDeveloperAuthor Commented:
Thank you all.
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