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Windows XP PRO SP3- stop changes to security software registry key(s) set by unknown program

I have searched the site and the web for an answer to my problem without any luck. Not sure if this is possible but an unknown, hidden program/script/malware/rootkit keeps adding \??\ to the image ...
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1answer
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Windows Security Center Service is missing

I am trying to fix a Windows 7 machine here that has been infected with all kinds of Malware. I have removed all of them as far as I can see but I am stumped by one last task. One little bugger ...
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0answers
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Disabling all write (cd burning) permissions for a specific group of users on all CD/DVD drives mounted in Windows XP Pro SP3

I want all users within 'Restricted' user group (Windows XP Professional SP3) to be able to read from CDs/DVDs they insert. I don't want these users to be able to burn any CDs/DVDs using CDRW/DVDRW ...
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1answer
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Prevent registry changes by users

Background: I run a small computer lab of 10 computers using Windows 7 x64 Enterprise. Our users are set up as limited users. For additional restrictions, I set up local group policy for ...
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1answer
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How can I disable the “Open File Security Warning” when I want to run downloaded executable files?

I would like to disable the "Open File Security Warning" that says "Do you want to run this file?" whenever I double click on an .exe I download. I have Windows 7 Home Premium, so I don't have the ...
3
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1answer
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How do I add custom security zones for Internet Explorer 8?

I know part of it is to create an extra key in HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones (or more simply, export zone 2 and rename it, such as zone 5)... however, even ...
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3answers
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Best way to fix security problems caused by windows updates?

I have a laptop running Windows 7 32-bit. Last nights security updates caused my logitech mouse to stop working (specifically, it caused several USB ports to stop altogether). After reviewing the ...
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4answers
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How do corporate offices block USB devices?

At work, my company disables usage of USB peripherals on Windows XP machines by: Removing the USBSTOR.INF file from system32. Changing the value of the Start key in ...
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1answer
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To disable View - Explorer Bar - Folders Option in Internet Explorer 6.0

Are there any Registry Settings or GP's that I can use to ensure that View - Explorer Bar - Folders option is disabled in IE 6.0 for a particular user alone. We have already disabled the Address ...
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How to set up Firefox on Windows to ignore registry settings?

It seems that a number of vendors are silently installing Firefox extensions via registry settings. I would like to prevent Firefox from reading any Windows registry settings at start-up. Does anyone ...