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Windows 7: Users and programs and security


06 Mar 2010   #1

Win 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 
Users and programs and security

Hi all

I just realized that when i installed windows, I only had an admin account. I created a normal user account, but all my programs are installed for the admin user.

How do I make an existing installed program available to my 'normal' user?

Also, how do people secure their machines? Meaning, do you run malware, firewalls, etc, and if so which?

thanx in advance...

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06 Mar 2010   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Welcome
For the first part of your question this should help

How to Take Ownership and Grant Permissions in Windows Vista My Digital Life
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06 Mar 2010   #3

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For the second part of the question

Download and use Microsoft Security Essentials for Antivirus

Download and use malware bytes to ensure that the other nasties will not cause problems

http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php

http://www.microsoft.com/Security_Essentials/

Both products are free and used by many of our members.
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06 Mar 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Yes you should use MSE for antivirus and Malwarenytes for extra protection, I use both of them together also, and both are great.

MSE: http://www.microsoft.com/Security_Essentials/
Malwarebytes: Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Free Download and Reviews - Fileforum
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06 Mar 2010   #5

Win 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

thanx for the links, both are installed.

I wish I could allow all users to access the programs that i installed as the admin. i guess i can just reinstall for all users...

ahh didnt see the first response, thanx...
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06 Mar 2010   #6

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Go to the program>right click>properties>security tab. You can reset the permissions. See my earlier post.
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06 Mar 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hvgotcodes View Post
thanx for the links, both are installed.

I wish I could allow all users to access the programs that i installed as the admin. i guess i can just reinstall for all users...
No problem, you can always click on top of my posts to rep me
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06 Mar 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
For the second part of the question

Download and use Microsoft Security Essentials for Antivirus

Download and use malware bytes to ensure that the other nasties will not cause problems

Malwarebytes.org

http://www.microsoft.com/Security_Essentials/

Both products are free and used by many of our members.
lol those link weren't there before :P
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06 Mar 2010   #9

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

You may be right. What I did was to post the instructions, saved the post then went for the links. Cannot do both at the same time.

Anyway glad that you found them.
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06 Mar 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

I feel that the main security feature of my set-up is the hardware firewall in my router. The second best is prudent web surfing .
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