How can I protect a PC running Vista?

Discussion in 'Security Software' started by rpgs rock dvds, May 12, 2011.

  1. Hello. I would like to protect a PC running Vista. When I say
    "protect", I mean I need to stop a user from "randomly deleting" files
    on the machine, and generally speaking, to stop them causing havoc on
    it. Is there a way I can do this?

    Also, following on from the above, I need to be able to record
    keystrokes on the PC, to see how that person is trying to cause havoc
    on the PC. Can anyone recommend a piece of software that can do this
    please? Thanks.

    Finally, what software can I buy that will prevent the user from
    accessing inappropriate and potentially harmful online websites? I
    want to stop the user from downloading potentially harmful software,
    and visiting inappropriate websites.

    Thanks a lot for any advice.

    PS - if all of the above can be more easily achieved on Windows 7, I
    would consider upgrading. Thanks.
     
    rpgs rock dvds, May 12, 2011
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  2. How is it set up now, one user with administrative privileges? If the
    user were logging on as a limited user, he or she could only delete his
    or her own files and those allowed by group policy.

    Are you at all familiar with the use of limited accounts? That, and
    parental controls (for your browser issues) are part of Vista and Win 7.
     
    FromTheRafters, May 12, 2011
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  3. Yes that's correct, one user with admin privileges. I could not see
    an option to create a "limited user". I could see an option to create
    a "standard user". Is that the same thing? Also, I could not see an
    option to adjust "group policies". I could see an option to adjust
    parental controls. I could not see an option for "key logging" - I
    guess that requires a "3rd party" application. It might not be
    needed, if I can get the PC secured using some kind of "limited user"
    account.

    I tried creating a "standard user", and then attempted to delete a
    file. It wouldn't let me, so that's good news. I think I've probably
    solved most of the things I want to do, with the "standard user" set
    up. Thanks a lot.
     
    rpgs rock dvds, May 13, 2011
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  4. Yes. The standard user doesn't, or I should say 'shouldn't by design',
    have the ability to to make changes that affect others or the system itself.
    Is this Vista Home Edition?
    I haven't used them myself, but I'm sure there is some information about
    how to use them online.
    I suspect you are right.
    You're welcome.
     
    FromTheRafters, May 13, 2011
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  5. Yes, it is.
     
    rpgs rock dvds, May 13, 2011
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  6. That edition isn't built to be controlled by group policy, so you don't
    need to be concerned about settings for it not being there.
     
    FromTheRafters, May 13, 2011
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  7. That edition isn't built to be controlled by group policy, so you don't
    need to be concerned about settings for it not being there.
     
    FromTheRafters, May 14, 2011
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    BoaterDave Guest


    The OP probably read your exact same response posted yesterday! ;-)
     
    BoaterDave, May 14, 2011
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    ~BD~ Guest

    Just in case FTR thinks BD has gone totally loopy! ;-)

    http://groups.google.com/group/microsoft.public.security/browse_thread/thread/ce4760bfdc7f7a52?hl=en
     
    ~BD~, May 14, 2011
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    Peter Foldes Guest


    WTF ? You are loopy

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    http://www.microsoft.com/protect
     
    Peter Foldes, May 14, 2011
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  11. SeaMonkey's post didn't seem to go, when I closed the application it
    saved it in "Drafts ". Upon next opening, I sent it from "Drafts" only
    to see that the original was actually sent the first time *and* put in
    drafts.
     
    FromTheRafters, May 15, 2011
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    BoaterDave Guest

    Thank you for explaining FTR.

    Oddly, SeaMonkey (here) doesn't show your message twice (that was only
    obvious in Google groups).
     
    BoaterDave, May 15, 2011
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  13. Be a man and admit that you were wrong.
     
    FromTheRafters, May 16, 2011
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  14. Bunny?

    Anyway, the fact that there are no such things as infected URLs has
    nothing to do with BD or anybody else.
     
    FromTheRafters, May 16, 2011
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