The ‘Windows security’ Archives
Posted August 29, 2004 by

XP/2K/2003: View Account Policies

The net command provides an easy way to view and set account policies from the command line.

Category Windows security

Posted August 24, 2004 by

Remove Spyware Running on Your PC

Numerous applications and web pages install spyware without your knowledge or permission. Spyware collects and disseminates information about those using them. It can track your surfing habits, abuse your Internet connection by sending this data to a third party, profile your shopping preferences, hijack your browser start page or pages, or alter important system files. […]

Category Windows spyware

Posted August 24, 2004 by

Enable the Internet Connection Firewall Feature in Windows XP

Microsoft Windows XP provides Internet security in the form of a firewall, known as the Internet Connection Firewall (ICF). This article discusses how to enable the Internet Connection Firewall feature to provide Internet security for your computer.

Category Windows security

Posted August 16, 2004 by

How to Set Up Security/Configuration Templates and Limit Access in Windows XP Profressional

This Tech-Recipes tutorial will prove tasty to those of us who have a “public” PC. It explains how to edit almost every aspect of Windows XP and tighten security/access to whatever one would like.

Category Windows security

Posted April 13, 2004 by

Run a Program as Another User with runas

Regardless of what operating system you use, logging in and performing normal (non-administrative) tasks with administrative privileges is a dangerous practice. Unwittingly executing a program concealing a Trojan horse as an administrator will provide administrative rights to that program, and the impact may be much greater. Although increased security generally causes increased inconvenience, the runas […]

Category Windows security

Posted February 20, 2004 by

XP: Limit Login Access to Specific Times and Days

By using the technique described in this tech-recipe, you can limit when your children or your employees are able to use a system.

Category Windows security

Posted February 20, 2004 by

2k/NT/XP/2003: Free Microsoft Security Analyzer

Microsoft makes available a free network security analyzer. The Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) will analyze your security configuration. It then generates a report of problems detected and includes instructions to fix the problem with links to pertinent information

Category Windows security

Posted August 3, 2003 by

Clear Page File At Reboot or Shutdown

This tech-recipe tells Microsoft Windows to clear the page file during reboot or shutdown. This article works for XP, Vista, and Windows 7.

Category Windows security

Posted August 3, 2003 by

Prevent Users From Installing Printer Drivers

Printer drivers can contain trojans. The default level user should not have the ability to install drivers on a truly secure system. This tech-recipe describes how an admin can close this hole.

Category Windows security