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Protecting IE's Security Settings

by SBytes / August 16, 2004 9:24 AM PDT

I have a user on the network that usually goes to potentially malicious websites on the Internet.
Talking to him wouldn't help, so I took some drastic measures and disabled ActiveX completely.

Only recently I've found out that he went back to the security settings and changed them back to the default, re-enabling ActiveX controls.

How would I prevent him from touching any of IE's settings?

Thank you.

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Re: Protecting IE's Security Settings
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 16, 2004 9:47 AM PDT
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There's a problem
by SBytes / August 16, 2004 11:34 AM PDT

Thanks Bob for replying.

There's only one problem. Entering IE's settings is as easy as clicking Tools -> Internet Options, therefore having the icon removed from the Control Panel wouldn't help.

You did give me another idea, though. I am the administrator on that computer, so I'll try to remove permissions to the file inetcpl.cpl. Hope it would work

Thanks a lot.

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Re: Protecting IE's Security Settings
by swisse / August 17, 2004 7:35 AM PDT

With ZoneAlarm Security Suite you don't have to worry about somebody changing the IE security settings. They could change them in IE as much as they can, but they won't be able to visit the sites you restrict. Just go to the Web-Filtering option and under Main check Parental Control On and Smart Filtering On and in the Categories check those sites you want filtered. Also go to Privacy, then Main, under Mobile Code Control click Custom, then under Mobile Code check the boxes before Block javascript and so on and so fort. Don't forget to set a password under Overview, Preferences, Password, then Set Password. This will enable you and you only to change the ZoneAlarm security settings. Nobody could shutdown ZoneAlarm except you - it is also password protected.

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Re: Protecting IE's Security Settings
by SBytes / August 17, 2004 8:11 AM PDT

Thanks for the advice.

I've been using ZoneAlarm for quite some time now, but with the coming of their buggy new version, I switched firewalls (to Sygate PF).

Since my previous solution didn't work like I expected (although it did work to some extent), I will definitely give it a second try.

Thanks again.

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