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BrowseControl can prevent browsers from loading content and downloading files with its Download Filter. The Download Filter is a list of file extensions that the administrator can allow or deny the users from accessing while they are surfing the Internet. It applies to HTTP websites only.
By default, the Download Filter contains the categories of images and layouts. The reason for this is that some websites retrieve image files and layout files from external websites or servers. In order for the website to load properly, the Download Filter will allow the images and layout files on the website to be loaded without being blocked even though the files are not on the Allowed list.
There are three permission types. When “Always Allowed” is selected, the file extensions in the category will be allowed. When “Always Blocked” is selected, the file extensions in the category will be blocked. When “None” is selected, the file extensions in the category are not active and will be ignored.
File types placed in the “allowed” list will be explicitly enabled for download, allowing your employees to download these file types unimpeded. You should only add filetypes to your allowed list that you have deemed reasonably safe or that are critical for day-to-day operations within your organization.
File types placed in the blocked list for a given user, machine, or workgroup will be explicitly not permitted for download by them. File types that you have deemed to be unnecessarily risky, unproductive, or otherwise inappropriate should be added to this list.
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