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virus scanner / user accounts

#1
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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J

Jimmy Brush

#2
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
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> 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
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 Computer

J

Jimmy Brush

#4
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
 

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#5
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
 

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