#1 By: howtogeek, January 29th, 2014 17:01
Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/180803/how-to-block-an-application-or-.exe-from-running-in-windows/
While doing some cleaning up on a test computer around the office, we realized that we’ve never written about how to block an application from running using a registry hack. It’s easy, so here you go.
#2 By: oomfoofoo, January 29th, 2014 18:23
Should be worth mentioning that this can still be thwarted by renaming the EXE to something else. So, for example if cmd.exe were blocked using this method, all a user would have to do is make a copy of CMD.EXE call it WHATEVER.EXE and it will run. So unless you put in the infinite amount of ways a file could be named, there is a very easy way around it.
#3 By: jupiterthunder, January 29th, 2014 20:14
I use whitelisting rather than blacklisting. On non-admin accounts (in Windows 7) Parental Controls allow you to select which applications a user can run. It's effective enough.
#4 By: system, February 8th, 2014 17:01
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