Do you let other people use your computer(s)?

Discussion in 'polls' started by Saint Satin Stain, Jul 31, 2010.

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Do you let other people use your computer(s)?

Poll closed Aug 30, 2010.
  1. Yes

    40.0%
  2. No

    60.0%
  1. Saint Satin Stain

    Saint Satin Stain Registered Member

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    Do you let other people use your computer(s)?


    I do not. Computers, bicycles, and wives are not to be shared.
     
  2. GlobalForce

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    Sure! Aboard Nix - NO worries.
     
  3. doc77

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    yes, let them use my LUA with SRP account
     
  4. J_L

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    Only standard account, when I'm not using it myself.
     
  5. 3GUSER

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    Most of the time , NO .

    However , I sometimes let someone from my family watch a movie on my computer or check some web site but for not a long time and for most of the time under my supervision.

    Even my parents - their computers are configured to work with the least priviledges needs . The admin accoun has a password which only I know.
     
  6. Noob

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    NEVER!

    Even though i don't have any personal information or any kind of "Important Things" i do not like people using my PC.
    Hahahahaha i think it's because they can create a complete mess in a few hours :rolleyes:
     
  7. littlebits

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    Never let anyone use my computer unless I'm right there beside and watching what they are doing.
    My mother loaded a nasty virus on my machine several years back trying to play a online game.

    Of coarse my family members and friends don't understand why I'm so protective of my system, but they can do what they want to their systems, but not mine.

    Thanks.:)
     
  8. The Hammer

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    So what happened to your brother? Did you have him whacked?;)
     
  9. The Hammer

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    Other select people have occasional access.
     
  10. Noob

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    Well, this PC is shared between my bro and me by other i meant people such as cousins, uncles, friends etc.
    Yeah he uses it everyday, but i always warn him NOT to disable my setup!!

    Just a week ago PC got infected with an USB virus, luckily EAM stopped it :D
    It was called something like "Sality".

    Also he had another USB (He has a few USB's for university etc.) that was extremely infected HAHAHAHAHA but this time i ran a scan before opening that thing :D Panda got like 2 threats and EAM got like 15 :rolleyes:

    All in a simple USB used in the "University" :cool:
     
  11. J_L

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    EAM > Configuration > Permissions may be useful.
    I have my real-time programs password protected :D
     
  12. iSole

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    NO! Well, there's one person I would let on it ....
     
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  13. ralphn

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    Both my PC and macbook backed up to an image, so no worries really.
     
  14. Boost

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    Sure, no problem!

    Never had an issue.
     
  15. cgeek

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    Hell No! :isay:
     
  16. AvinashR

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    My sisters are allowed to touch my system...and they have LUA with AppLocker, DEP, SEHOP enabled.

    Browser is Sandboxed and some applications like AcroRd32.exe, winword.exe, excel.exe, pwrpnt.exe, iexplorer.exe, firefox.exe are protected by EMET (Enhanced Mitigation Evaluation Toolkit) 1.0.2 ...

    System is also protected with KIS 2011, so i am very little worried about my system.....:)
     
  17. progress

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    Yes - only my wife :-*
     
  18. PJC

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    My younger Brother downloads a lot of Nasties o_O,
    but my Security Setup has taken a good care of them.:D
     
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  19. AvinashR

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    WOW you are married ... :D
     
  20. blacknight

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    No ! I have not secrets or sensitive datas, but my pc has - NOT " IS " ! - a great part of my life: personal emails, with my love, my feelings, my thoughts, my friends, and then my pictures ( landscapes and natural scenary )....Also if people that would use my pc couldn't see it, it seems to me that they touch..my soul.:)
     
  21. YanK33

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    absolutly not i can share my PC one day with my brother cause he is so nice but not in a regular basis, i have to sacrifice a lot saving my money to buy a decent machine and im the only who understand she lol:D
     
  22. Osaban

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    PC stands for 'Personal Computer'. It goes without saying that already from its inception there was an inclination towards personalizing a machine to one's requirements.

    15 years ago, households with 'a computer' were considered quite innovative (in Europe), sharing a machine was fairly common. In my family, everyone has a machine as a matter of convenience, and therefore normally, I wouldn't let anybody operate mine.
     
  23. noone_particular

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    I let most anyone who asks use it, whatever OS they prefer. Have been for years. All the OS are default-deny secured. Without the passwords for SSM and Kerio, they're not going to change or install anything, not even with a live CD. Files that are important to me are protected, as are my passwords. the more sensitive stuff is encrypted. Other users are not a problem.
     
  24. manOFpeace

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    Although I voted "no" I do have one only exception and that is my son does have free access. :)
     
  25. zfactor

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    we have 7 systems in the house. even my 4 year old has her own laptop (highly supervised of course so she can go anywhere but places we deem okay online). this was i dont have to have anyone use mine. and no one touches mine. even the wife doesnt want to use it because im so ocd over my systems and to be honest she doesnt really know anything more advanced or the way my system is setup to run so she just says forget it, i handle all the updates and all the software choices we make also.
     
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