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Q: Users and programs and security

Hi all

I just realized that when i installed windows, I only had an admin account. I created a normal user account, but all my programs are installed for the admin user.

How do I make an existing installed program available to my 'normal' user?

Also, how do people secure their machines? Meaning, do you run malware, firewalls, etc, and if so which?

thanx in advance...

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A: Users and programs and security

For the first part of your question this should help

How to Take Ownership and Grant Permissions in Windows Vista My Digital Life

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hello all, my problem is...we have 3users on this computer me,and 2 other users. when i am logged on i can run any program/file/tool but when the others are logged on they cannot run internet explorer,windows messenger,outlook windows movie maker. I already tried system restore but while trying to save space i turned down its capacity. i did not know of this problem for a month or more as the others rarely use this machine, now the restore points don't go back that far.
i also tried to delete the accounts and recreate them nothing works .in addition to the programs i mentioned there are also some third party programs affected .any help would be appreceated.i contacted m$ they could not help me as of yet. thanks... bb

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i hope you are able to help me:
i simply want to know how can i install a program only for the current user and not for the others?

i want other users not to use some programs i use on my account ..
please help me
many thanks

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i've never really messed around with having more than one user account on a computer before, until today.

how do i make programs that were previously installed on one user account, work for a new one? i tried putting stuff in the shared documents or whatever folder, but that didn't work. so, what do i do?

thanks in advance, even though i'm sure i'll be checking back and thanking everyone over and over again.

A:programs and different xp users?


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We have several programs that don't seem to run under 1 user account, but do under another. Word Perfect 10, for instance. I worked around that with the compatability wizard, but why would it make any difference? If the start menu, programs, WP10, works for 1 user, why not for others?
A game called Giants is similar. Except it works under my user account, but not my son's user account. How can that be?
Is there some reason for this, or is it just a weird glitch in my computer? I have lots of RAM, lots of speed, etc.

A:Programs don't run under different users

make sure both of the account have the same permissions, check to see if one of them is a restricted user or a power user

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i hope you are able to help me:
i simply want to know how can i install a program only for the current user and not for the others?

i want other users not to use some programs i use on my account ..
please help me..
many thanks ;)

ps: i use xp pro + sp2

A:xp users and programs...

During the Windows XP add/remove software wizard, this should ask you whether you want to install for everyone or for the current user. Read your prompts carefully, it should be an option during the install.

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Hi, I can't seem to figure out why certain programs installed by "User A" can't be seen or accessed by "User B".

Both users have Administrative Rights.

A handful of apps can only be used by the user who installed them.

Is there an easy way to remedy this?

If not, can I re-install these under the other log on, without wreaking havoc
for the first?


A:How to make programs available to all users in XP

You can copy the shortcut to the program to either the Desktop or Start Menu in Documents and Settings . . All Users


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I recently installed Linux on my laptop, and currently have 2 accounts. I have root and cgardne. However, I have permission errors when installing under cgardne, so instead I use root. However, I can't run the programs from the prompt when I'm cgardne. Can anyone help???

A:Programs for limited users

What programs? How do you install them? And yes, you have to install everything as root. That's the very point of normal users and root account.

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I've managed to figure out how to share files with the guest account on my XP pro. I can't, however, figure out how to share programs such as winamp, real player, etc. It doesn't work when I put them in the same folder, the same way, as the files I've moved. Someone have a solution?

A:Sharing programs w/ other users

It is not possible to share applications. (ok there are a few specialist applications which can be shared but generally speaking it is not possible.)

Each pc needs to have the application installed in its own right. That done the applications files can be shared but even then only one PC at a time can access the file.

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If I install a third-party program when logged-in on one user account, what (if anything) do I need to do to make this program fully available when logged in on another user account?

-- file access permissions?
-- desktop shortcuts?
-- start menu items?
-- anything else?

A:Make programs available for several users?

working on the theory that the installer is Admin and everyone else is Limited user

1. Permissions - Limited Users need both Read and Read and Execute rights (should be default)
2. yes shortcuts, desktop/start menu it doesnt matter, whichevers easier, Limited users have permission to access Program Files but they dont have permission to change anything so the shortcuts should point to C:\Program Files etc.

that should do it... alot of programs have an option to install for all users to automate the procedure, but for those that dont, the above will make it work

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I have a program that I need to keep running when I switch users on XP.
But Xp minimizes the program when I switch users and it stops running.
Anyway to keep it open?

A:programs/switching users

Nope . .

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Having recently rebuilt Win 2k due to corruption because of using it as Administrator, I now intend to use it as a Standard or Restricted User; but although all of my programs run fine from the Administrator account, some of them will not run from the other account. Have given the other accounts Full Control in Security Properties but still no good. Any suggestions please.
PS I had several 'tech support chats' with MS and was given a phone number to ring which is unobtainable.

A:Non admin users in Win 2k cannot run programs

I have found the answer myself! Actually with a little help from Ansys Tech Support.
Log on as Administrator:
You need to use regedt32.exe (regedit.exe will not do) and in
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE click Security and Permissions AT THE TOP OF THE SCREEN! Click Add, select Everyone in the next top screen, click Add in the middle, and OK at the bottom. Back in the Security screen, Select Everyone in the top screen, and click the READ box in the lower screen to put a tick in it.
This has enabled all of my Restricted users to use any program.

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As the administrator for my computer running XP, I am trying to allow a limited user to use an Internet dialer so that she can use the Internet. I've pretty much tried everything (ie copying the program into her folder, putting it in shared folder, even downloading the dialer directly from the website into her folder) and it doesn't work when she is logged on as a limited user. When I change her account status from 'limited' to 'adminstrator', only then does the dialer work.

Is there some way I can keep her acct in limited status AND somehow make the dialer work?

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How to allow all 'Users' access to software downloaded in 'Admin'?

I downloaded a program while in 'Admin', placed a shortcut on Admin's desktop, how can I get the icon to all other Users?


A:all users have access to programs down...

Not sure if other users can simply browse to your desktop. Perhaps create a folder outside the hierarchy (e.g. C:\Downloads) and then share files in that.

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Hi! I've got all my family as users but I just noticed when I intalled some software, it wasn't available to all users, just me. How do I make it available to all users?

A:Installing Programs for all users

Assuming you installed the software under your user name, you can try copying the shortcuts from your user to All Users. Right click the Start button, left click Explore. Under Documents and Settings\Your User Name\Desktop, you'll find the desktop shortcuts. Copy them to Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop and see if they are then available for everyone. Good luck.

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I just got Windows 8, and there are some programs that I want exclusively on my account. We have two accounts set up so far, and I just don't want to clutter up the other user's desktop with my stuff. Is there a way to assign a program to certain users?
Thank you.

A:How to make programs available to certain users

First watch installation routine, most have "install for this/all users" It might hide in default/custom installation.

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I'm the administrator and would like to haide/keep other users from having the programs available to them. Is there a way to hide short-cuts from other user accounts?

A:How can I hide programs from other users.


Would this be suitable ?

WinMend Folder Hidden - Safely and quickly hide files and folders.

It's free and is very good.

Just don't lose your password !!!!

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We have an isolated LAN with a few PCs.
We need to allow users to synchronize these PCs to one of them, the local TIMSRVR
One can do this from the command line by typing:
net time \\TIMSRVR /set
However, this is a "privileged" command that regular users are not allowed to execute.
Is there any way around this problem?

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In XP, how do I make all programs available to all five user names on my pc? Right now, most of them only work under my name, and I have the admin account, so that makes sense. I don't really want to make all five of my family members administrators, so how can I make the programs that I use under my name available on the other accounts?

A:Making programs available for all users

Reset your parameters in my computer, and in Administrative tools, Computer management.
You may have to remove the software in Add or remove programs, then reinstall it, after you reset administrator privileges.

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Hello. I was asking if there is a way to make some programs to appear only to some users, and others to other users (i mean user accounts on windows 7), because I have an antivirus that slows down my computer, so I would like to manually run it as administrator of system, but for other users to run automatically at startup. Hope you understand what I'm saying. Thank you for future replies.
Yours, Emilyan

A:Startup programs for different users

Hi Emilyan

Have a look at this

Hope this helps in some way


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Hey guys,

My question is, where would I go to seperate programs from user to user? like if I wanted to install a program on one user, and then have it so i can install the same program again on a different user. Can I do all that one one computer? I thought I had an idea of what to do about it, but i was off.

Thanks for the help!

A:Separating programs between Users

Hi V1A2,

What's the reasoning behind this. I feel like i'm missing something in understanding you.
- Is it because you need different program settings for each user?
- You'd like it to run it as separate process? (windows 7 supports this)
- You wish to install different versions?
- Something Else?

What program is it? I may be able to test it for you and come up with something.

Basically it may depend on whether the program itself supports a dual installation, although you may be able to get around it with program visualization. Given that the registry settings are shared and you can probably see from either it if you look at the installed programs, your needs might be a little tricky. Anyway, I'll wait for your response and take it from there.


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When downloading programs like antispyware, firewall, other misc. and activating them in my settings, Windows xp does not activate these programs in the settings of other users on my computer. Is there a way these programs will become active on the settings of all users once I, the administrator of the computer. activates it in my settings? Now, I have to go to each user on our home computer and activate these programs. I need a time saver.

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i am basically the 'admin' of my family's computer, and my mom ONLY uses it for email and a web application for her work..

the problem is, whenever she logs onto her user account, she gets bombarded with a ton of stuff (AIM, GMail notifier, etc.)

is there any way to disable these programs from starting up on her account only?

A:preventing users from using programs

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I'm trying to setup a program for another user account to allow its use. I'm system administrator and the program runs fine under my account but it won't do anything on the other user account. I've copied and pasted the shortcut into the desktop account and still nothing works. I didn't think it would be so hard to switch access to programs in user accounts in XP Pro.
How can I setup access to a program for a different user account in XP Pro?

A:Allowing other users use of programs

What's the name of the program?

Some Windows XP programs require administrative privilages to run if they modify system settings, etc.

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Today I turn on my computer and a lot of programs are missing from the Start Menu. I go to "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs" and the folder is empty!

Any explanation for this, and hopefully some way to restore them?


PS. I hate Windows

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My family had an awesome computer that worked really well. However, I went and screwed the whole thing up. I tryed to download the full version of Halo from Limewire, but I ended up messing up the whole thing by downloading spyware. At first, you weren't even able to use anything when you logged on to your username. That was eventually fixed, however. But now, even though we have run Microsoft Antispyware Beta scans plenty of times, and deleted all the files that showed up, the computer is wicked slow. You cannot log onto more then two people at a time. If you try to, the screen goes black for a second, then blue, the returns you to the user list.
Also, my computer now has programs like "internet optimizer" and "powerscan." I try to uninstall these from the Add/Remove programs list, but they always come back. Can someone please help me return my computer to its former glory?

A:No more then 2 users can log on, I have unwanted programs!

Run these online virus scanners:http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/http://housecall.trendmicro.com/Are you using these basic security programs?(They're all free.)a? free - a complementary product to antivirus software which is specialized in protection against harmful software. Antivirus software often features an inadequate protection against Trojans, Dialers and Spyware. a? fills this gap.Ad-Aware - A good program similar to SpyBot S & D.Spybot S&D - Detects and removes spyware, of different types, from your computer.SpywareBlaster - A good program that prevents spyware from being installed on your computer in the first place. This program is always running in the background, protecting your computer. It prevents the installation of bad active X controls found in web pages.SpywareGuard - A nice compliment to SpywareBlaster. This allows you the option to prevent downloads that contain bad active X controls.If not, you need to. These programs, updated and used regularly, will do a lot to keep your computer clean of spyware, trojans, keyloggers, browser hijackers, etc...Download them, update them, and then run them.Important:Please read this tutorial on Spybot S&D before using it. Spybot can do SERIOUS damage, if not used properly.If that doesn't help, then:Read the pinned post in the HijackThis forum, here Please read, and follow, all directions carefully.Then, run a log, and post it in the HJT forum, at this link. Do not, fix anything, yet.A member, of the HJT T... Read more

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Suddenly I am unable to download programs, change security settings in McAfee, unistall software without being signed on as an administrator. I have been able to do all these things in the past with no problem. I recently went through the whole Hijack This Malware thing and downloaded a ton of stuff with no problem. I wonder if the final ComboFix made changes that are causing this?

A:Cannot Download Programs, Change Security Settings, Uninstall Programs

Hello Mariannjackson,

Does the account you are using have administrative rights?

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Still trying to find my way through the new XP!
I'm the XP Administrator account, two other users have limited accounts. Limited account users aren't allowed to perform simple actions in NIS and Cookie Jar programs (maybe more, those programs are the ones I know of now). How do I let limited accounts fully use ALL programs on the computer?

Norton Internet Security.....This is the big, BIG, huge problem. Limited accounts aren't allowed to "Clear Security Alert" when it starts flashing red in the NIS tray icon. When you click on "Clear Security Alert", a message popup box tells you that Administrator priveleges are required for the action.

How can I allow other users to actually USE all parts of these (and all) programs? I can't find appropriate settings anywhere. The "Program Access and Defaults" looked to be the ticket, but wasn't.

Do we all have to be Administrators? The message doesn't say "ASK the Administrator to give you full access", it says you can't do it because you don't have "Administrator priveleges." (Are "Administrator priveges" different from the "Administrator account"?)

A:How can limited users fully use ALL programs?

This is a problem that most have faced.. Even I, at first I said screw it, and killed all users and only have one account that everyone uses.. but that becomes a pain in the you know what.. The key to installing software, and setting up the users is stated in the webpage below..


Hope this helps..

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I have recently purchased Windows XP, prof. version. My husband and I set up seperate user identities and were under the impression besides just desktop settings we could seperate out programs so we don't have to have eachother's programs in the start menu when we log on. But, every program we have installed shows up on both of our user profiles, I am obviously missing the boat on this simple task.... help?

A:Installing unique programs for sep. users

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I know how to create users in Vista but I wanna have a user that has nothing as if it is a new computer, no games that are on the alpha user etc..im ready to strangle itunes and don't wanna lose my stuff but I wanna have a separate i tunes installed on the "NEW" user side...Every user I create has links to the alphas games itunes etc..Thanx

A:Creating Users in vista but without having the same programs

can't you go to the program file (itunes, ect) right click > properties > share tab > and choose not to share it?

start > computer > C: (or whatever drive windows is on) > program files > all the ones you don't want to share > right click > properties > sharing tab > click do not share > click apply

good luck

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For example, I deleted Office 2003 trial from my "Owner" Login but it was still on my wife's Login. When she went to download a Word Doc while in her Login it tried to open the 2003 trial. I was able to figure out this trial program had to go so we could use Word 2000. It worked.

But sure caused her grief and gnashing of teeth. Ya see, she hates PCs problems more than me. Sigh. At least I'm trying something new which is to ask for help here. She brings this up just before school for the kids (witching hour, ya know?).

Final question... Is there some way to Remove a program from more than one Login at a time ? Must be...

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Wondering if anyone knows how to set permissions on a user account so the specific user can only use the programs I want them to use and go to the web sites I allow???
Also would like to only allow them access to one location on the root not the entire root.

A:Blocking programs and website from users

I have/had the same problem, dont want my 10 year old sister going onto porn sites or using my r rated games hehe... I looking into that kind of software but it is terribly expensive unless it is for a school or university or something. If it is just you and one more person using that computer, you'd be better off buying a cheap system for $300 or so.



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I am the administrator for my laptop computer. But other people borrow it for presentations and log in as users. I want to be able to keep other users of my laptop (running XP Professional SP2) from seeing the programs that I have in the C drive programs folder.

I've searched for answers for this but unable to find a way. I've seen resolutions on how to keep other users from opening folders/programs or running programs - but they can still SEE the folder. I don't even want them to see my program folders.

How can I achieve this?
Much thanks!

A:Hiding Administrator's Programs From Other Users

See if this will work. Before you loan out the laptop, right click on the program files folder then click on properties. Near the bottom of the little window that pops up put a check mark by hidden. You can always reverse this when you get the laptop back.Orange Blossom

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What is the best way to prevent users from running certain programs? My organization doesn't use GPO. Domain is workgroup. All users given Administrator rights.
Kindly assist me

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I have created a standard user so one of my roommates can use my computer, but it wont allow him to run some programs, how do i fix that ?

I am the admin on the computer. I want him to have access to the programs i already have installed But i don't want him to be able to uninstall or install anything

how do i do this ?

A:how do you Give all users access to programs?

Quote: Originally Posted by eperkins153

I have created a standard user so one of my roommates can use my computer, but it wont allow him to run some programs, how do i fix that ?

I am the admin on the computer. I want him to have access to the programs i already have installed But i don't want him to be able to uninstall or install anything

how do i do this ?

What programs? As long as the program doesn't require administrator access than you should be fine

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How can I allow non-admin users to download and install programs without being prompted for an admin password? I'm always having problems when they're trying to download even a safe program but they get a message prompting them for the admin password otherwise they'll have limited functionality of the program

A:Allow standard users to install programs?

To my knowledge, this cannot be done. There may be some 3rd party software that customizes the admin prompts to auto-accept installations, but other than that, this is a no-go.

The admin account keeps people from downloading a bunch of stuff. If you want to install stuff, do it now (if you can) so that everyone can use the programs without asking you to download them as it comes up.

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Because of a system defect I had to reset windows 8.1 to factory condition.

After I re-install as admin user the Programs wiped off by System Reset
some of them I cannot access from non-admin users, examples Skype, Dropbox.

In the case of Skype I had to install the program three times, once for each of my three users.

Other programs do indeed ask before installation whether all users or only the current one should
be permitted to use them.

Re-installation for all users is probably not the appropriate way to giver permission,
but what is?

A:Permit users to use installed programs

Hey mate,

Something went wrong with the reset. If you do not mind completely reinstalling windows, this is the tutorial for you: Clean Install - Windows 8

If, however, you really don't want the trouble of doing that, then follow these steps:
1. SFC /SCANNOW Command - Run in Windows 8
2. I would think that the admin account is corrupted. In that event, you may need to create a new one, transfer everything over, and then delete the old one. Here is how: Fix a corrupted user profile - Microsoft Windows Help

Let me know your thoughts on this. Something is definitely not functioning properly.

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Microsoft Office and Student 2010 is avaiable only to the administrator. How do you make it available to other members of the Windows 8 Homegroup?

A:Sharing Programs with Homegroup Users

Hello botageous, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Programs can only be used by users on the local PC that the program was installed on. Other PCs on the Homegroup would need to have the programs installed on it as well.

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I share my PC with my Dad and he really uses it for nothing more than some web browsing and e-mail, but I set him up as a secondary user just for the heck of it...all is well.

The problem I'm having at the moment though is when I try to update some programs it only updates the programs on my user account even though we both use the programs.

A specific example is...I use Mozilla Firefox as my browser, yesterday I upgraded it to v1.0.2 to fix the GIF problem. After I checked my Dad's version of Firefox I noticed it didn't update and for that matter all the changes I've made to my copy of Firefox over the past year (different add-ons) didn't update on his copy either.

So I tried to switch to his account and downloaded the update from there but he obviously doesn't have administrative privelages on his account so I couldn't make the upgrade that way.

Is there a way to upgrade his programs (the programs we share) from my profile/account?

I'm a carpenter not a techie so any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks.


Lastly...how do I install programs that only he uses to his profile not mine? He uses a program for his digital camera and I use a different one...I'd like to install his Kodak version on his account and keep my Adobe on mine.

A:Multiple users on 1 PC...sharing programs

I've never seen an application only update for one account. Sounds like a problem with Firefox. If you apply Office updates, they will apply to all accounts.

As for installing software, it's installed to C:\Program Files\ not a profile-specific folder. Software is installed on the computer, not in a specific account. Remember, you both share the same C:\Windows folder and several registry hives. If you want to install two different versions of the same software, try installing them to different sub-folders in C:\Program Files\, but it still may not work. That depends on the software.

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what is the policy on helping to clean computers that present with HJT logs infected by the use of P2P programs?

A:Users Infected By P2p Programs ; Still Welcome With Hjt Logs ?

Using any P2P (peer-to-peer) file sharing program is a security risk. Even if you use a spyware-free P2P application, you still have to contend with the possibility of downloading malicious files from unknown sources and infecting your system. P2P networks have infected files on them and many have malware bundled with their software. Using P2P software makes you susceptible to a sm?rg?sbord of malware infections, remote attacks, and exposure of personal information. Read more about "P2P Security Risks".To reduce the risk of infection and keep your system clean, I recommend that you remove all such programs. If you need assistance with this and need to post a hijackthis log, please read and follow all instructions in the pinned topic titled "Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis Log". You may have performed some of these steps already. If you can't perform a step, then skip and continue with the next. In step #9 there are instructions for downloading HijackThis and creating a log. (This is a self-extracting version which will automatically install HJT in the proper location.) If HijackThis will not run, try renaming it. Open the HijackThis Folder, right-click on the HijackThis.exe file and rename it Scanner.exe. Double-click on Scanner.exe (which is still HijackThis) and then run your scan. If needed, change the .exe to something else such as .bat, .com, .pif, or .scr. Example: Scanner.bat or Scanner.comWhen you have done that, post your log in the HijackThis L... Read more

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I'll try to explain this best I can:

I have two user accounts on the one PC, one for my wife (user) and one for me (Admin).
I dont want to use or see or use her programs. EG Word, Excel, Incredimail etc.
Likewise I don't want her to use or see mine.

How can I setup the users as if its two separate PCs? IE no cross use?
I've had a LONG hunt for this but doesn't seem to be any option never mind a straight forward one.


A:Stop sharing programs between users on same PC

for Windows Store apps, they're already completely separate and there's no way for her to know what apps you have.

for desktop programs, if you really want to completely hide them, you'll have to install them to a different directory than the default locations like Program Files. and then hide the directory. remove the shortcuts that are showing in her account as well.

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new to Vista.. I can handle this problem in W95 on up, but I can't seem to figure out how in Vista.
---- we have two users on the one computer. I want the other user to have access to a program shown in my start menu but not in theirs. (FWIW - All MS programs that loaded on one user's "side" are shown on both user's start menus, but some other programs are not. I am the admin "user 1")
Using Windows Explorer, I found three start menu/program list files - user 1, user 2, and all. I went to user 1 start/program file to copy and paste the program link, but the "user 1" and the "all" start menus do not show the program that I want user 2 to be able to access (and it is not shown in user 2 start or program files, either- but it is on user 1 menu). And I cannot find anything about sharing or linking programs in the help menus.

So.. how does one normally share a program between start menus in Vista? And if it is not in the "program" list or the "start" file lists to show in the start menu, where is it?

Thanks for any help

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When I have 2 user sessions open and I a program in the current session, the program also opens in the other session. When I do this with iTunes, it opens in the active window and when I go to switch user there is an error in the other window thatiTunes can not open in 2 sessions. When I use the buttons on the HP key board, the same thing happens, though for these programs, they do open in the other session.

I used to have XP set up with multiple users, but this never happened. Is there something in Vista that tell it to open programs in all user sessions when a program is opened?

I have an out of the box HP Pavillion running Vista home premium SP1 and an HP keyboard with short cut bottuns for email, internet, search, ets.

A:programs starting for multiple users

I am having the same problem. Seems only to happen with iTunes. When I open itunes, I get frequent 'error' tones coming from my other sign on, and when I go back to my first account, there are 50 or so error windows stating "unable to open iTunes -- another user has this open."

I figured there was a program running in the background and trying to access iTunes, but I doubt that--I have disabled all but the bare minimum programs on startup thru the msconfig utility.

Please help!

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Hi guys, I know this is a bit long but bare with me. I have several questions about various things and this site has helped me greatly in the past as far as previous security questions I've had. Also, to the moderators and creators of this board, I have skimmed other recent threads to make sure I'm not repeating questions and I didn't not find any other threads specifically about keyloggers. I apologize in advance if some of the stuff I'm asking below has been repeated elsewhere. Thankyou for your patience and this wonderful site. Being a moderator is a thankless job and I like to give moderators kudos every once in a while. (I'm a member on various message boards and moderators have to deal with so much crap sometimes from members on certain message boards. You guys do a great job and put in a lot of work that is usually under-appreciated so I just wanted to say thankyou since I don't visit this board that much unless I'm having an "issue".) Ok, onto my questions...I've been doing some research on keyloggers and apparently, even though I have three different anti-spyware programs, an anti-virus program, a firewall, and I've switched to the Mozilla browser, none of these things can prevent all keyloggers. I was reading about keyloggers and even specific anti-keylogger programs cannot protect against all types of keyloggers. Even using a virtual keyboard, is not enough. This is a good article below and it discusses the different types of keyloggers but this article m... Read more

A:Anti-keylogger Programs And My Own Computer's Security Programs

Oh, one other thing I forgot to mention. My computer does Windows updates automatically as far as possible security threats and updated patches. See, I'm doing everything I possibly can!

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Hey guys, I have windows 7 and set up Homegroup. All the folders I share additionally to what Homegroup is sharing have EVERYONE in the Security Tab enabled with all Permissions checked!

Now I also realised that C:\Users has in Security Tab has EVERYONE with Read & Execute - List - Read activated?

Is that the default option?

And is it normal that every folder I share in Homegroup gets EVERYONE added with all Permissions?

A:Everyone in C:\Users Security Tab?? Is that right?

If i read your post right you are talking about Share Permissions and not NTFS permissions.

If this is the case, the is normal. When looking at what access a user has when accessing a shared folder, you combine the share permissions and NTFS permissions with the least priviledge taking priority.

For example, if user John has FULL CONTROL permission to the USERS share but has only READ permission for NTFS permissions on that folder, then John can only read.

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Hi guys!!!

I'm using Windows 7 Home Premium Edition. I've installed Rocket dock. All the program open up just fine from the windows explorer but the problem is that whenever I click an icon of a program on rocket dock it gives me an following error:

Windows Security:

"Your INTERNET SECURITY SETTINGS prevented one or more files from opening."

The icons on rocket dock worked fine few days back but started above problem now. I've tried changing security settings from INTERNET OPTIONS but failed.

Please help and find me a solution.

Thanks in advance.

A:Windows Security: Internet security setting prevents programs

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