Youtube Channel Filter

If you don’t want to prevent YouTube completely and if you only want to allow some channels;

You can use “Blocksi Web Filter” extension on Chrome. The free version is very useful.

But there are a few problems if you don’t want the to end-user doesn’t change the settings, or remove them.

  1. If you don’t want to change settings;
    • You can enable password, in the options tab.
    • chrome-extension://pgmjaihnmedpcdkjcgigocogcbffgkbn/options.html
  2. User can use guest mode or add a new profile, then starts entering without any restrictions
    • To prevent using guest mode and prevent new user profile you can add these registry settings with an admin user:
REG ADD HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google\Chrome /v BrowserGuestModeEnabled /t REG_DWORD /d 0
REG ADD HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google\Chrome /v BrowserAddPersonEnabled /t REG_DWORD /d 0

chrome use guest or add user

3. User can delete or disable blocksi web filter extension, to prevent this you can add registry settings below;

REG ADD HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google\Chrome\ExtensionInstallForcelist /ve
REG ADD HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google\Chrome\BrowserAddPersonEnabled /v 1 /t REG_SZ /d pgmjaihnmedpcdkjcgigocogcbffgkbn

Consequently, if you prevent other browsers and use Blocksi with previous settings, you can prevent the user enter unwanted channels in the youtube. It is a good quick solution.

Author: Ali YAZICI

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