Blocking file extensions USB

March 13, 2009 at 07:05:43
Specs: Windows XP
Hello all,

I would like to stop users from being able to running certain file extensions from their memory sticks.

Can this be done with our without the aid of third party software and if so, how?

Thanks in advance for any help/advice anyone can offer.

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March 13, 2009 at 07:20:36
I don't know if there is a method or not but if I wanted to circumvent something like that I would just relabel the file extension and after it was on the computer change it back.

My point is that isn't much of a deterrent.

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March 13, 2009 at 11:53:51
I agree with Othehill. You either disable use of USB storage devices or you don't.

By the way disabling all USB storage devices helps in preventing introduction of downadup conficker worm into your network.


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March 13, 2009 at 14:45:57
I think windows 7 is supposed to have that feature. Maybe in the business versions.

You do understand that file extensions are not a good way to block stuff.

"Best Practices", Event viewer, host file, perfmon, antivirus, anti-spyware, Live CD's, backups, are in my top 10

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