Google-chrome – impose restrictions in Google Chrome or Firefox

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Let me explain. I am an IT person in a small office. We have recently got new desktops and I installed Google Chrome and Firefox browsers on them. There's one catch — I need to be able to control what plug-ins are installed in those browsers. The people who will be using these desktops are mostly middle-aged women that will not be trying to hack into these systems, I just need to safeguard against installation of all the " accidental web junk". Like, for instance, I come in today look at one desktop and there's a huge Yahoo BHO bar in Firefox. I asked who installed it and they all said that they didn't do it 🙂 So I need to guard against these kind of "dummy" installations, but unfortunately I can't seem to find any way to do it in Chrome or FF.

So don't tell me that my only option is to use IE and Group Policy objects?

Best Answer

It looks like there might (see Reply #6) be a way to do this. You could give it a go.

Alternatively, you could implement something like Sandboxie to wrap up the FF installation and prevent changes.