Multi-profile PC's

Discussion in 'ProcessGuard' started by Oremina, Sep 9, 2004.

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  1. Oremina

    Oremina Registered Member

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    Would appreciate advice on the following.

    Firstly, my PC is used only by my wife and me - just one admin account.
    Execution protection will stop any exe file being executed without my/our permission. That much is clear to me.

    However, my son in law and daughter have a PC with four profiles. Theirs (admin) and two limited accounts for their teenage boys. They have a bit of a problem in that one of them has a bad habit of downloading dodgy files from games sites and/or other sites recommended to him by friends.

    Were my daughter/son in law to purchase PG, would/could execution protection be enabled only in the admin account?... in other words would PG stop exe files being run from the limited accounts?

    To rephrase it, by using PG could they stop the limited accounts from running dodgy files that they had d/l'd (unless they were executed from the admin account, ie with their parents permission.)

    Hope my drift here is reasonably clear.
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  2. Pilli

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    Hi Oreima, An administrator can stop limited users from opening new .exe,s etc. by using the account permissions.
    You can use "Block new and changed programs" in Process Guard, then use the password option to stop others accessing the PG GUI.
    I do know that the new version of Process Guard will be fully multiple account compatible & asume will be only changeable by users with administrative privs.

    HTH Pilli.
     
  3. Oremina

    Oremina Registered Member

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    Pilli - As ever, many thanks for your reply.... will pass the info on. :)
     
  4. Jason_DiamondCS

    Jason_DiamondCS Former DCS Moderator

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    Yes the current version of Process Guard doesn't handle multiple users at the same time too well. The next version however fully supports it. The administrator is the only one who can change protection options, however each limited user is protected by whatever protection the admin has enabled and can also respond to new execution attempts.
     
  5. Oremina

    Oremina Registered Member

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    Jason - Thanks for the info.
     
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