I'm bringing my laptop on a trip and the whole family is going to use it.

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  1. cheater87

    cheater87 Registered Member

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    How can I protect ito_O I'm going to make an account that the family can go on but need some help deciding how to keep it safe so nothing can get on the computer or go to my main account. I was thinking of doing a limited account but I remembered Boclean does not work on limited accounts. I will have Spyware Terminator active and Prevx 2. What else do I need for the family accounto_O This will be getting internet usage from the family.
     
  2. Firebytes

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    Why not install a virtualization program if you don't already have one? Returnil and Powershadow for instance are free. If you have one of them protecting your computer then the family should be able to do whatever they want and then you can wipe away any changes with a reboot.

    *note: I don't believe PS works with SATA or RAID drives and the 2.82 version can no longer be registered for free from what I understand.
     
  3. WSFuser

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    iirc BOClean does work under limited accounts, its updating that cause a problem. There is a solution on this page (look for Cannot get BOClean to update on "limited user accounts").

    If you dont a full virtualization program you can also try a sandbox (sandboxie or geswall).
     
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    Agreed! I've ran BOClean under my Limited account ever since I started using it. Once the permissions issue for updating is tweaked, it runs fine...
     
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    Why not try Returnil and turn on System Protection for the duration, then, when the trip is over, turn Returnil off, update all your programs and you're away in a hack.

    Returnil will ensure that any changes made to your system, good or bad, will be disposed of when you boot into ordinary mode. This means that you are fully protected from unwanted modification of the file system or the registry. It also means that any malware whatsoever, that may slip past your defences, is disposed of in a complete fashion leaving your 'puter in a pristine state.
     
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    Hi, folks: I have a temp solution for your temp demand. Why not inst DeepFreeze standard for a 30 days(perhaps 60 days?) trial. It will protect your box, leaving nothing, virtually nothing on your account or system while using in Frozen mode. Of course, assuming your family trip does not last longer than DF's trial period. Nothing to lose, but a lot to gain. Fair deal. Have a nice and safe journey.
     
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    use sandboxie or bufferzone free, and hide the icons for non-default browsers

    in addition to prevx2, spyware terminator and boclean i'm sure you'll be fine.

    or alternatively install a trial of defensewall or geswall, it should auto-protect your browser apps.
     
  8. glentrino2duo

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    von voyage! :)
     
  9. cheater87

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    Thanks. :D Don't worry I"ll only be gone for a week.
     
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    Plenty of good suggestons in this thread. Have a great time! :)
     
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    Should I leave the account limited or is it safe as admin with all that securityo_O
     
  12. WSFuser

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    Go for the limited accounts.
     
  13. cheater87

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    Ok it will be limited.
     
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    That limited account worked great. Deleted it when we got back because everyone has their own computer to go to now. :D
     
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    Great to hear it :thumb:
     
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