Games cleaner

Discussion in 'Virus Information' started by Martins, May 6, 2010.

  1. Martins

    Martins Guest

    What about software to keep games out of computers?

    Thanks
    Martins
     
    Martins, May 6, 2010
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    Tom Willett Guest

    What is the virus issue you are trying to address?

    : What about software to keep games out of computers?
    :
    : Thanks
    : Martins
     
    Tom Willett, May 6, 2010
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  3. From: "Martins" <>

    | What about software to keep games out of computers?

    | Thanks
    | Martins

    There really is no such thing as far as I am aware of.

    Can you please elaborate.
     
    David H. Lipman, May 6, 2010
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  4. Implement the "Software Resriction Policy".
     
    FromTheRafters, May 7, 2010
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  5. ....is it too late to supply the needed 't'?
     
    FromTheRafters, May 7, 2010
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  6. Martins

    MEB Guest

    Add to that Flash, JAVA, IRC, IM, and other restrictions/policies.

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    MEB, May 7, 2010
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  7. From: "MEB" <>




    | Add to that Flash, JAVA, IRC, IM, and other restrictions/policies.

    Not in a corpirate world, Flash and Java are required. There are many Java applets. I
    use IBM/Lotus SameTim which is one big Java applet. Then there all the training videos
    done in Flash.

    Other IM's and IRC no problem there :)
     
    David H. Lipman, May 7, 2010
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  8. Martins

    MEB Guest

    Yeah, as if those aren't problems... anyway, you *can* limit access,
    control the applications and their access, control JAVA, and whatever
    else you might be competent and authorized to do within your
    organization, so yes, additional policy restrictions are still
    applicable, even within the individual "Software Restrictions policy" as
    might apply.

    http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=477&uid=swg21245232

    http://www-12.lotus.com/ldd/doc/sametime/7.5/sthelpad.nsf/f4b82fbb75e942a6852566ac0037f284/5752689b4de007488525720300611bde?OpenDocument

    Of course these are starting points, there are additional methods
    within the network and individual system, and "external/internal" controls.

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    MEB, May 7, 2010
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  9. Martins

    MEB Guest

    Opps, forgot another you might find useful in your review [perhaps the
    graphic might give some additional direction]:

    http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=477&uid=swg21245232



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    MEB, May 7, 2010
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  10. From: "MEB" <>

    | Opps, forgot another you might find useful in your review [perhaps the
    | graphic might give some additional direction]:

    | http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=477&uid=swg21245232


    SameTimes Policies are for the server and how it will work. It doesn't have to do with
    the software on the PC.
     
    David H. Lipman, May 7, 2010
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  11. Martins

    Martins Guest

    In each classroom with, say, 12 computers, I loose lots of time
    cleaning or uninstalling games.

    I thought there would be something similar to anti-virus but
    applicable to games.

    Someone tries to install a game ... the computer refuses, erases the
    files, shutsdown, whatever ... keeping games out of computers.

    It is a plague in environments where computers are stand-alone devices
    just connected to the Internet.

    Thanks
    Martins
     
    Martins, May 10, 2010
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  12. Martins

    MEB Guest

    If you are attempting to limit games installation in that type of
    environment, you should have configured these systems for no "user"
    installation via policies. In fact, students should *never* have the
    ability to install or uninstall *anything*, only system administrators,
    in the same fashion as blocking objectionable site connections and other
    content and/or connections. Normal default "user" accounts do not allow
    "installation" without administrative approval [password].
    Apparently your school and/or its IT or similar dept. [or whomever
    administrates the systems] has failed to provide its administrative
    duties or erect proper policies.

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    MEB, May 10, 2010
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  13. From: "Martins" <>



    | In each classroom with, say, 12 computers, I loose lots of time
    | cleaning or uninstalling games.

    | I thought there would be something similar to anti-virus but
    | applicable to games.

    | Someone tries to install a game ... the computer refuses, erases the
    | files, shutsdown, whatever ... keeping games out of computers.

    | It is a plague in environments where computers are stand-alone devices
    | just connected to the Internet.

    | Thanks
    | Martins

    What MEB wrote and...

    What you should be doing is local security policies to block installation and using only
    limited accounts.

    Additionally you should image a baseline computer and use that image to re-image the
    classroom computers back to the that baseline.
     
    David H. Lipman, May 10, 2010
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  14. Martins

    Martins Guest

    Problem is that many games can be just copied to a folder or run
    directly from a pen. No installation is required.

    Martins
     
    Martins, May 11, 2010
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  15. From: "Martins" <>

    | Problem is that many games can be just copied to a folder or run
    | directly from a pen. No installation is required.

    | Martins

    Use Group Policy and disbale USB Mass Storage Devices.
     
    David H. Lipman, May 11, 2010
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