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Prevent infections by making windows more secure...

By Spike
Aug 18, 2005
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  1. gameshak

    gameshak TS Rookie

    i think another way to make windows more secure is by having backup copies of taskmanager, msconfig, and registry editor.
    here is the site you can get the backups
    http://dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_emerutils.htm
  2. alidabiri

    alidabiri TS Rookie Posts: 540

    there's a problem with this though. the virus gaelicum.exe will infect any, and i repeat any .exe file, including these puppies.
  3. Pazuzu

    Pazuzu TS Enthusiast Posts: 215

    Using a limited account

    I have used an account with administrative rights since I got the PC

    "Use a limited account! - This can't be stressed enough. To be using an acount with administrator status for day to day stuff is just asking for trouble. Log into your administrative account, install the programs you intend to use, add a strong password to the account (ONE YOU CAN REMEMBER!), create a limited account for day to day use (browsing the web, using programs, etc), and add a password to that account too. After setting up your computer, only ever log into the administrative account if you need it's priviledges. For the most part, use the limited account."

    What could I do to remedy the situation with least disruption? I now have an external hard drive & Casper XP so at least have a backup in case I mess up - so it would be good to start using a limited account but I do not understand how to do this simply.
  4. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,438

    Thanks for this guide! I use to have some problems with virus / spyware before I came to this site, now my computer is hella fast with only 21 processes running :)


    Also I have a question about:
    Is it normal for it to take super long time to shutdown windows? Because when it's set to 0 instead of 1 it takes about 10-15 seconds to shutdown, when it's set to 1 it takes about 7 minutes :haha:
  5. casper11

    casper11 TS Rookie Posts: 95

    hi,
    may i know how to perform step 10?? could u pls show me?
  6. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,985

  7. casper11

    casper11 TS Rookie Posts: 95

    i sound complex.. could u show me what should i do now?
  8. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,985

    Just read it thoroughly and follow their instructions.
  9. casper11

    casper11 TS Rookie Posts: 95

    unzip it , click on mvps.bat ,cut the HOSTS file ,paste to C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\ETC. yes to replace the file and finish. correct? :)
  10. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,985

    Sounds right, but i didn't have time to go through the instructions thoroughly as i am currently helping several people out.
  11. casper11

    casper11 TS Rookie Posts: 95

    currently I'm using computer administrator user( and i've no other user beside guest user) . but i wish to follow the step so i go control panel n find icon of user account, clicked n click on create a new account, type a name n it is said that " you must create at least one computer administrator account before you can create other account. so is that a problem?

    can anyone tell me what is happening to my computer? n why this is happening?
     


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