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by checkersandneil / October 20, 2006 2:19 AM PDT

I have windows xp. I have two user accounts: admin and family. the admin level is the only account in which one can download anything. I downloaded parentalcontrolbar.com into my computer, in the admin account (naturally). I can't however, see the toolbar in the family account--so the restricted sites in the admin account can be seen in the family account???!!! What to do?
Thanks,
Bonnie
tedderbear11@yahoo.com

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Two suggestions...
by John.Wilkinson / October 20, 2006 1:39 PM PDT
In reply to: user accounts

1.) Log into the family account, launch the browser, and then go View->Toolbars and make sure the "parental control toolbar" is checked.

2.) Log out of the family account and into the Admin account, then go into User Accounts and temporarily make the family account an administrative account. Log into the family account and use it to download/install the toolbar. Afterwards log back out of the family account and use the admin account to make the family account a limited account again.

Hope this helps,
John


P.S. I'm not familiar with that site or toolbar, so I can't comment on its trustworthiness. However, since it can be disabled and/or circumvented by a child this is familiar with computers it should not be relied upon as the first/sole line of protection.

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xp manual on that may give you the answear u seek.
by Age53 / October 20, 2006 1:45 PM PDT
In reply to: Two suggestions...

I found that norton and other sucrity programs such like norton do a great job at not allowing the nasty sites to come thur on any account that the pc has on it. But if your child is computer smart having them he/she maybe be able to disable your program(s) which you want to protect them.

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