Increased web access security

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by wisefool, Jan 23, 2004.

  1. wisefool

    wisefool Guest

    Is it possible to set up IE/Firebird/OE and other Internet-accessing
    programs in Windows XP so that they have reduced security
    privileges, to get closer to the security levels on other OSes?

    I know there is a "Run as" option and a "Protect my computer
    from unauthorized program activity" option -- but how secure is this
    at the moment? Is it used in anger much? Do you need to create a
    new user? Is that really effective given IE's "software architecture"
    (sic)?

    wisefool
    wisefool, Jan 23, 2004
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  2. wisefool

    wisefool Guest

    wisefool said:
    > Is it possible to set up IE/Firebird/OE and other Internet-accessing
    > programs in Windows XP so that they have reduced security
    > privileges, to get closer to the security levels on other OSes?
    >
    > I know there is a "Run as" option and a "Protect my computer
    > from unauthorized program activity" option -- but how secure is this
    > at the moment? Is it used in anger much? Do you need to create a
    > new user? Is that really effective given IE's "software architecture"
    > (sic)?

    Perhaps there are tweaks and registry settings to make it work well?
    >
    > wisefool
    wisefool, Jan 23, 2004
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