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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by slyaccord, Apr 12, 2004.

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  1. slyaccord

    slyaccord Thread Starter

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    hi, i've just liked to say i love this site and thats it has become very helpful, but anyway, i have a relative that hangs out with some bad people, and she will be living with me from now on, and i want to be able to block certain programs, ie AOL Instant Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, etc and certain webpages like Yahoo mail and things like that...if you guys know of a program to go about fullfilling what i want then i would be most greatful, if its a free one it would be even better but thanks for your help
     
  2. bilnrobn

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    Do you want to let this person use your computer? A better solution might be to set up a password so she can't use it at all!
     
  3. ceri sheeran

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    Hi,

    "System Policy Editor" which is part of Windows O/S should do what you wish.

    If you are using 2000, NT or XP then you can use Administrator & User passwords, to restrict what can and cannot be accessed.

    You could also consider a parental control program such as Cybersitter. This will restrict access to numerous types of web site and can have anything you wish added as a restricted site. This works very well in preventing our daughter getting to all sorts of chat rooms, instant messaging etc.

    Personally I'd go with a BIOS power on password.

    hth

    Ceri
     
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