How to block hotspot shield in domain user

Hello,

Please how I can block  hotspot shield in my domain (windows server 2008 R2). all user have user authority but this program not need administration authority to install it. how I can block it. I have barracuda webfilter but its fail to block it. I contact the company and they said its not block in this version and I need to wait until they try to solve this issue in new version. I lose all bandwidth because all user install it > I have ASA 5520.


I need easy way to block this applications

Regards
maryam_adnanAsked:
Who is Participating?
 
Michael Ian ClaridgeActing Service Delivery ManagerCommented:
Hello,

You could try group policy.
You can learn about AppLocker and create a policy to deny the application being launched.

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/5211.how-to-configure-applocker-group-policy-to-prevent-software-from-running.aspx

Regards

Michael
0
 
IvanSystem EngineerCommented:
Hi there,

are you referring to a hotspot shield from site http://www.hotspotshield.com/ ?
First thing from head..you could block running that HSS-3.42-install-e-550-plain.exe application via Software Restriction Policy, in GPO. You could try with Hash rule...

Now, that wont stop users that use older or newer version of app to run it, so you would need few rules, and so on.. but it is something to start with. At least you will block some users from using it.
0
 
Michael Ian ClaridgeActing Service Delivery ManagerCommented:
If I can just point out that software restriction, and AppLocker are essentially the same thing :)

Regards

Michael
0
Ultimate Tool Kit for Technology Solution Provider

Broken down into practical pointers and step-by-step instructions, the IT Service Excellence Tool Kit delivers expert advice for technology solution providers. Get your free copy now.

 
maryam_adnanAuthor Commented:
Hello,

Please I refer to all VPN application that user can install it on computer to bypass the restricted role like ultrasurf ,hotspot ...etc. Is there any document explain how to block it in GPO

Regards
0
 
Michael Ian ClaridgeActing Service Delivery ManagerCommented:
Hello,

You should be able to extract most of what you need from the link I provided, its very basic and easy to follow.

Regards

Michael
0
 
IvanSystem EngineerCommented:
Hi,
If I can just point out that software restriction, and AppLocker are essentially the same thing :)

There was no comment when I used to write my.

Regards,
0
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

All Courses

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.