Re: My customers keep getting infected?

From: ROBERT S AMP BA Drake (
Date: 02/21/05

Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2005 14:34:46 GMT

If you have a 16 year old loose on the machine (not locked down to minimum
user) you need ghost to undo all the damage.

I had a customer and I locked the kid down - like Jim & others have
suggested. Kid wasn't happy, nagged the parents, wanted more permissions
and they gave in. So the kid got his permissions.

I got a panic call three weeks later and the computer was at all stop.

I suggested they give the computer to the kid, get a new one and I'll lock
it down for parents use only. That solved the problem and the kid is
learning how to properly operate his machine (albeit slowly)!
"Leythos" <void@nowhere.lan> wrote in message
> On Sat, 12 Feb 2005 16:43:49 -0800, johns wrote:
>> Listen carefully: I read other replies here, and clearly
>> I'm the only pro replying to you !!!!
> It's good that you consider yourself a Pro, but, while you have some good
> ideas, most of it's not needed and is only a waste of time. If the OP
> doesn't already have Ghost he's not much of a tech to begin with, and the
> clients doesn't need Ghost for such a action.
> If the machine is properly secured and has quality AV software installed
> along with a secured browser and email client then you don't need to ghost
> the machine or buy a new drive.
> What you should have done was explain how to secure the machine, how to
> set IE for secure mode, to use alternative browsers and email clients to
> get a router with NAT instead of the personal firewall (of which McAfee is
> one of the worst AV/FW suites out there)....
> Your solution has limited ability to protect the users.
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