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  1. dez_666

    dez_666 Thread Starter

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    Okay ive tried a few ways but i cant for the life of me stop AIM from running on other people's accounts!

    i tried removing the registry entry and just adding a startup item to ONLY my startup folder, and i also tried using gpedit.msc to make a rule to disallow aim.exe from running. and there are NO startup entries that can be found using autoruns.exe :mad:

    any ideas anyone?
     
  2. JohnWill

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    Uninstall AIM and lose AOL! Problem solved! :D

    OK, is this XP-Home or XP-Pro, or some other version of Windows? If it's XP-Pro, you may be able to do this with group policies.
     
  3. dez_666

    dez_666 Thread Starter

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    yes, i have pro, but i dont have much experience with gpedit.msc or group policies. D:
     
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    Go to or create this key in the registry:
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun]

    create a new DWORD Value and name it '1' (without the quotes)
    change its vale to the name of the program you dont ever want your computer to run. (example: cmd.exe)

    Hope this helps. Hope I didn't tell you anything that you already knew.
     
  5. dez_666

    dez_666 Thread Starter

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    Will this disallow it on a user basis..? I only want to stop it from running on one account on my PC. I have XP Pro btw :D
     
  6. Frank4d

    Frank4d Retired Trusted Advisor

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    The registry tweak will disable it for all users.
     
  7. APag

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    you could log on to the user that you don't want it to run on and modify the registry at this NEW path: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explo rer\DisallowRun]
    NOW, create a new DWORD Value and name it '1' (without the quotes)
    change its vale to the name of the program you dont ever want your computer to run. (example: cmd.exe)
     
  8. dez_666

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    And this will disable it only for that user if i log on as them and add this entry, correct? :)
     
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