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virus scanner / user accounts

  1. #1


    UH Guest

    virus scanner / user accounts

    Hi,

    I'd like to give my son his own user account in Vista Home Premium.
    The account setup went well, BUT from within his new (normal user, not
    Administrator) account, he can disable the virus scanner (Nod32).

    Is there any way to specify as an Admin, that a specific program
    cannot be exited by other users?

    Thanks, Ulrich

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  3. #2


    Jimmy Brush Guest

    Re: virus scanner / user accounts

    Hello,

    I would recommend reading through the Norton help files. A lot of virus
    scanners allow you to create a password that must be entered to
    change/modify settings.


    --
    - JB
    Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User


    "UH" <jeenycom@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:237f4096-3b34-490a-b5b6-35f89acaa9fd@xxxxxx

    > Hi,
    >
    > I'd like to give my son his own user account in Vista Home Premium.
    > The account setup went well, BUT from within his new (normal user, not
    > Administrator) account, he can disable the virus scanner (Nod32).
    >
    > Is there any way to specify as an Admin, that a specific program
    > cannot be exited by other users?
    >
    > Thanks, Ulrich

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #3


    UH Guest

    Re: virus scanner / user accounts

    Thanks -- i'm not using Norton, but I can secure any changes with a
    password. That, unfortunately, does not include exting the whole virus
    scanner... :-( Best wishes, Ulrich

    On 22 Dez., 19:58, "Jimmy Brush" <j...@xxxxxx> wrote:

    > Hello,
    >
    > I would recommend reading through the Norton help files. A lot of virus
    > scanners allow you to create a password that must be entered to
    > change/modify settings.
    >
    > --
    > - JB
    > Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #4


    Jimmy Brush Guest

    Re: virus scanner / user accounts

    Are you sure that the virus scanner is actually disabled when they close it?
    There is a visible and an invisible part of the virus scanner. Closing the
    visible part does not necessarily mean the invisible part is not running.

    If you create a standard user account in a test standard user account, close
    the virus scanner from it, then log in with your admin account, does the
    virus scanner show disabled?

    - JB


    "UH" <jeenycom@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:b934aa84-65df-48fc-926d-76e3c98e46db@xxxxxx

    > Thanks -- i'm not using Norton, but I can secure any changes with a
    > password. That, unfortunately, does not include exting the whole virus
    > scanner... :-( Best wishes, Ulrich
    >
    > On 22 Dez., 19:58, "Jimmy Brush" <j...@xxxxxx> wrote:

    >> Hello,
    >>
    >> I would recommend reading through the Norton help files. A lot of virus
    >> scanners allow you to create a password that must be entered to
    >> change/modify settings.
    >>
    >> --
    >> - JB
    >> Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #5


    UH Guest

    Re: virus scanner / user accounts

    On 22 Dez. 2007, 20:23, "Jimmy Brush" <j...@xxxxxx> wrote:

    > Are you sure that the virus scanner is actually disabled when they close it?
    > There is a visible and an invisible part of the virus scanner. Closing the
    > visible part does not necessarily mean the invisible part is not running.
    >
    > If you create a standard user account in a test standard user account, close
    > the virus scanner from it, then log in with your admin account, does the
    > virus scanner show disabled?
    >
    > - JB
    >
    > "UH" <jeeny...@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >
    > news:b934aa84-65df-48fc-926d-76e3c98e46db@xxxxxx
    >

    > > Thanks -- i'm not using Norton, but I can secure any changes with a
    > > password. That, unfortunately, does not include exting the whole virus
    > > scanner... :-( Best wishes, Ulrich
    >

    > > On 22 Dez., 19:58, "Jimmy Brush" <j...@xxxxxx> wrote:

    > >> Hello,
    >

    > >> I would recommend reading through the Norton help files. A lot of virus
    > >> scanners allow you to create a password that must be entered to
    > >> change/modify settings.
    >

    > >> --
    > >> - JB
    > >> Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
    Yes, it's disabled. But I tried something else -- if I password
    protect the virus scanner's settings, it also cannot be closed.
    Thanks, and best wishes, Ulrich

      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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