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SubjectRe: block ie, install firefox. -nt- problem solved. (for most part) Reply to this message
Posted byitchyNADZ
Posted on10/23/08 03:22 PM

Seriously, try a program called Deep Freeze. We use it at my college, and the program seems to work well. A user can even 'format' the hard drive, and upon rebooting everything is back to the way it was before.

I might even be able to hook you up, if you're interested.

From the website:
Faronics Deep Freeze helps eliminate workstation damage and downtime by making computer configurations indestructible. Once Deep Freeze is installed on a workstation, any changes made to the computer—regardless of whether they are accidental or malicious—are never permanent. Deep Freeze provides immediate immunity from many of the problems that plague computers today—inevitable configuration drift, accidental system misconfiguration, malicious software activity, and incidental system degradation.

Deep Freeze ensures computers are absolutely bulletproof, even when users have full access to system software and settings. Users get to enjoy a pristine and unrestricted computing experience, while IT personnel are freed from tedious helpdesk requests, constant system maintenance, and continuous configuration drift.

> > I have an old 1.8ghz lieing around for him with i think 1gb of ram and a
> 6800gt
> > or something in it (over kill for reader rabbit lol) but anyways... the only
> > thing i am wanting to protect from is destroying system files and putting
> > viruses on the network. Porn i could really give two shits about but with porn
> > comes viruses (or at least more likely when browsing sites like that).
> >
> > > The P in PC stands for "Personal" and I don't like anybody else using my
> box.
> > > It's not so much because I'm worried of somebody finding some stuff theey
> > > shouldn't, but more because nobody resists the temptation to install
> whatever
> > > stupid programs they normally use. Plus if something goes wrong I have no
> idea
> > > what was installed so it's much harder to do the cleanup.
> > >
> > > So for me the best solution is to have another PC. Sure it's some expense
> but
> > it
> > > doesn't have to be the most powerful box out there. WinXP now runs on pretty
> > > cheap hardware. If that box goes to hell then you wipe out the HDD,
> reinstall
> > > and voila good to go again.
> > >
> > > The other solution would be to setup a VM. Personally I run VMWare with
> Ubuntu
> > > (which you can do for free as the VM Player and the Ubuntu "virtual
> appliance"
> > > are both freely available). Only downside is that you need quite a bunch of
> > RAM.
> > >
> > > In both situations the ability to clean up all by reverting to a saved
> backup
> > is
> > > really helpful. When it's not your PC, it's very annoying to have to spend
> > time
> > > doing tech support.
> > >
> > > The third thing you could do is use a LiveCD - you reboot the PC with it,
> and
> > > you get a fully powered PC that's mostly unbreakable. For storage you can
> use
> > an
> > > external HDD.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > [download a life]
> > >
> >
> >
> > Just Another Miller
> > 2E2X1.net
> > TeamDrunk.net
> >
> one can never destroy the power of evil

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Subject  Posted byPosted On
*Anyone have young kids?  SilentAce10/23/08 06:29 AM
.*Install Linux, use Windows in a VM  Halcyon10/23/08 10:33 PM
..*Of course you can  Snowball 210/23/08 11:48 PM
...*Dude  Halcyon10/24/08 06:29 PM
....*It's getting there (but it hasn't yet arrived)  Snowball 210/24/08 08:17 PM
.....*Re: It's getting there (but it hasn't yet arrived)  Halcyon10/27/08 00:49 AM
.*Re: Anyone have young kids?  VmprHntrD10/23/08 08:42 PM
..*Why don't you have a seat over there *nt*  wildcat10/23/08 09:23 PM
.*Re: Anyone have young kids?  Cereal Killer10/23/08 11:15 AM
..*yeah will probably do that -nt-  SilentAce10/23/08 12:03 PM
.*i would just buy a new machine for him.  Ti-BOne10/23/08 10:19 AM
.*3 solutions  newsdee10/23/08 09:07 AM
..*he is getting his own pc -mt- just wondering what now  SilentAce10/23/08 11:58 AM
...*some more options  newsdee10/23/08 07:21 PM
....*Re: some more options  SilentAce10/23/08 07:36 PM
...*block ie, install firefox. -nt- problem solved. (for most part)  Ti-BOne10/23/08 01:11 PM
.....Re: block ie, install firefox. -nt- problem solved. (for most part)  itchyNADZ10/23/08 03:22 PM
.....*seems interesting -nt- maybe overkill but i will look into it  SilentAce10/23/08 07:01 PM
..*Don't forget the program Deep Freeze -nT-  itchyNADZ10/23/08 09:27 AM