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How to protect computers from grandfathers?

This is somewhat of a funny question, but I am in a need of a serious solution. My grandfather always manages to mess his computer up with virus/ crapware/ malware /. He is running Windows 7 and I am trying to lock his computer to prevent install of new programs/ crapware. Something similar to what they use on college computers.

Any one know of the software? that I can use?

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Vyger5 years ago
Group policy.
Group Policy is usually administrated by a domain server. Whenever a computer/user logs onto the domain the server applies the group policy that it has to that workstation. Group policy can restrict almost everything and is immune to safe mode and administrator rights. We use it for the security at the county library. It can disable right click, file manager, desktop icons, like I said almost everything. Well, a little known fact is that group policy can also be implemented on stand alone workstations. They have to be running the pro version, but once its in the correct windows folder it is put into effect immediately. CAUTION --- You can totally lock yourself out of a PC with this if you are not careful and leave a back door to let you get back in. It is a standard part of Windows pro systems and it has its own editor, group policy editor. But like I said when you use the editor the effects happen as soon as you hit apply. You are locked down. The real question is weather or not the computer OWNER will appreciate you putting restrictions on it.
jeff-o5 years ago
Give him his own login that doesn't have administrator rights.
nurdee15 years ago
Find what sites he is going o and blacklist them. Also make sure your antivirus is updated. If you don't have a good antivirus thee are free versions of Avast or Avg. Finally their are some content filters in internet explorer that may help.


I would help more if you had more info.
caitlinsdad5 years ago
I dunno, maybe find him a girlfriend.
iceng5 years ago

Pass Word
No more help until best answer