XP Pro... protect

Discussion in 'Operating Systems' started by Julius, Jun 19, 2004.

  1. Julius

    Julius Limp Gawd

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    Hey Im running XP Professional.. recently coming from home and my computer was filled with spyware so I went out and upgrade to professional for a change.So to prevent people getting on my computer browsing hazardous sites with out me knowning I wanted to know if theres a way to like password protect Internet Explorer. Like xp or IE ask for an password before letting you acess to IE?
     
  2. The Bryophyte

    The Bryophyte Gawd

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    I would just take steps to remove such things as they begin to accumulate, since keeping them completely out can be a real pain in the ass. Ad-Aware and Spybot are my favorites for clean-up.
     
  3. XOR != OR

    XOR != OR [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Eh, I would take steps to keep other people off my computer. :)

    Seriously, as admin, raise the security zone to the highest, then enable what YOU need. That will help at least. Then run all the other users as limited.

    I might also look at installing a different browser ( firefox, mozilla, opera ), which will help significantly.
     
  4. xplicit

    xplicit [H]ard|Gawd

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    Password protect the account. Problem solved.
     
  5. theDot

    theDot 2[H]4U

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  6. Anarchonixx

    Anarchonixx [H]ard|Gawd

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    leukotriene 2[H]4U

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  8. emorphien

    emorphien 2[H]4U

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    People were using your computer? You need to learn Windows Key-L. Locks the comp, you gotta long in to do anything.
     
  9. doh-nut

    doh-nut [H]ardness Supreme

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    good ole windows key L. if i EVER get out of my chair, i hit windows key L. i take no chances.
     
  10. bignasty

    bignasty Limp Gawd

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    try using spyware blaster it blocks a lot of active x controls, thus eliminating some spyware