How Yahoo Messenger could be blocked

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by shyam, May 19, 2006.

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  1. shyam

    shyam Registered Member

    Jul 20, 2004
    Hell All,

    I would like to know how Yahoo Messenger / MSN messenger or other common IM could be blocked from the Local LAN. Currently I am using blackice Firewall running on an Windows 2003 Server.

    Thank for time your time and support.
  2. StevieO

    StevieO Registered Member

    Feb 2, 2006
    Here's a solution that should work for you, written by a wilders member Capp.

    Quotes from the websites

    ChatProbe is the Award Winning utility that allows you to quickly and easily scan every computer on your network for running chat programs. Once the scan has completed, you can easily terminate the running program over the network and print the results.

    With a very easy to use interface and single-click actions, ChatProbe is ideal for anyone wishing to monitor their computers.

    Managers: Monitor your business networks and keep unwanted chat programs from running,

    Parents: Monitor your home computers and keep unwanted chat programs from running.

    ChatProbe scans for these common chat programs:

    · AOL Instant Messenger (AIM)

    · Yahoo! Instant Messenger

    · MSN Messenger

    · ICQ Messenger

    · Jabber Instant Messenger

    The free version expires 15 days after the 1st use. This will provide you with enough usage to see how ChatProbe works with your network.

  3. Capp

    Capp Registered Member

    Oct 16, 2004
    United States
    Thanks for the plug StevieO :)

    BTW...Version 2.0 Was just released as well
  4. shyam

    shyam Registered Member

    Jul 20, 2004
    Thank you Steve for your response!

    BTW, Will it block google,rediff chat or any java chat applet also?

    Once again, thanks for your reply and sorry to get back you little late.

    With Regards,
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