Permanently block an application from installing without reversal

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  1. adam hashian macrumors newbie

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    Hello - First post here, looking for a little help.

    I'm wondering if it's possible to permanently block a program from being able to be installed. Does anyone know of existing software? Or can anyone do this themselves, and is willing to help me do on my computer?

    Thanks a bunch guys, don't know if it's cool to ask questions's like this here, if not can someone point me in the right direction?

    Adam
     
  2. satcomer macrumors 603

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  3. adam hashian thread starter macrumors newbie

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    hello, this will not be enough. I want all the functionality of a normal administrator account. Without having to tell someone else a password, and I cannot have the option of downloading my favorite game, I'm hooked, as much as it's easy to say "don't download it," it's not that easy for me.
     
  4. luke lau macrumors regular

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    You can block the address of the website you have to download the game from, but then again you can pretty easily reverse it
     
  5. adam hashian thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Correct, the hosts.txt file. Like you said, I was able to easily reverse it when I really wanted to.
     
  6. Sciuriware macrumors regular

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    Maybe I misunderstood, but my first thought was to create an Xyz.app directory in /Applications.
    Make it owned by root and inaccessible.
    Yes?
    ;JOOP!
     
  7. MasConejos macrumors regular

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    This was my first thought too.
     

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