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Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by thewaz, Jan 16, 2011.

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  1. thewaz

    thewaz Thread Starter

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    my son enjoys games. yesterday the internet would not work because it would not recognise the DNS. Can I create his own account and have him use programs he would need for his courses and any problem he might encounter would not effect me if i sign on as the administer i was able to finally get the system going and everything seems fine but he is scared to use his game.
     
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    i am new to these means and have no idea what facebook or twitter is or how to use them.
     
  3. valis

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    you can create a new account for him under start > control panel > user accounts (i'm not at my 7 rig now, but it's going to be in there or someplace very similar).

    Facebook and twitter are just social networking websites. Neither are the most secure, so don't post anything up there you don't want inadvertently 'borrowed'.
     
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    You should definitely note, though, that the separate User Accounts are not fully isolated. In other words, if your son downloads a virus or malware, for instance, it can still effect all users on the computer. Still, though, I think it is best for each user to have their own account.

    Another note about social networking sites, like facebook: Any activity on those sites can pose a risk if your privacy settings aren't set to keep your personal information private, but the real danger, in your scenario, is that there are many applications, built by 3rd-party developers, that run on the facebook platform which can cause serious damage to your computer. Some developers of those applications intentionally use the applications to spread viruses and spam or to steal your personal information, while other developers just suck and may inadvertently cause harm to your system. Extreme caution should always be used on all social network sites.
     
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