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    smjacoby Guest

    Default Want to stop users from shutting down Security Suite

    On a Limited user account on XP, a user (my kids!) can shut down ZoneAlarm and get to sites they can't get to normally.
    There's a popup message like:
    You may close ZoneAlarm Security Suite, but you do not have access privileges to shut down the TrueVector internet monitor.
    If you proceed, Internet access rules will still be in force, even without ZoneAlarm Security Suite.
    Are you sure you want to quit?
    It makes no sense to let a user do this - it does not even ask for the password which ZoneAlarm requires for just about anything else.
    It seems that this action renders Parental Controls null and void!
    If I knew how to get ZoneAlarm out of the Taskbar, that might be another approach.
    I've already blocked Windows Task Manager using ZoneAlarm Program Control.

    Operating System:Windows XP Home Edition
    Software Version:7.0
    Product Name:ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite

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    naivemelody Guest

    Default Re: Want to stop users from shutting down Security Suite

    I can show you how to get the ZA icon off the taskbar, which may work - until your kids figure it out or get around it. On XP &gt; click lower left - Start &gt; Control Panel &gt; Appearances and Themes &gt; Taskbar and Start Menu &gt; on the new Taskbar and Start Menu Properties - Cutomize &gt; on the new Customize Notifications - look for ZA - Behavior &gt; &quot;Always Hide&quot; &gt;OK. For your desktop ZA icon, you can create any kind of 'false file/folder or another 'false 'destop icon' and hide it in there and only you would know it. In your 'All Programs&quot; display, you can rename the actual ZA software with some other common innocuous name. If you know what kind of sites they go to, look in 'History' of your web browser - you can put these sites in the 'restricted sites' of the browser - and some browser's have some form of parental content control/ filter - please look into that.<hr>Setting your password<a target="_blank"></a>

    By setting a password, you prevent anyone but you from shutting down or uninstalling Zone Labs security software, or changing your security settings. Setting a password will not prevent other people from accessing the Internet from your computer.

    If your version of Zone Labs security software was installed by an administrator with an installation password, that administrator can access all functions.<a target="_blank"></a>

    When you set a password for the first time, be sure to log out before leaving your computer. Otherwise, others can still change your settings.<a target="_blank"></a>

    To set or change a Zone Labs security software password:<div class="pSmartList1">
    1. <a target="_blank"></a>
    <div class="pSmartList1">[*]Select Overview|Preferences.<ul>[/list][/list]<a target="_blank"></a><div class="pSmartList1">[*]Click Set Password.<ul>[/list][/list]<a target="_blank"></a><div class="pSmartList1">[*]Type your password and password verification in the fields provided.<ul>[/list][/list]<a target="_blank"></a><div class="pSmartList1">[*]Select Allow others to use programs without a password (unless the program permission is set to &quot;Block&quot to allow others to use programs you haven't explicitly blocked, even if they don't have a password.<ul>[/list][/list]<a target="_blank"></a><div class="pSmartList1">[*]Click OK.<ul>[/list][/list]<a target="_blank"></a>

    <div align="left"><a target="_blank"></a><div class="pNoteIcon">

    <a target="_blank"></a><div class="pNotetext">Valid passwords are between 6 and 31 characters long. Valid characters include A-Z, a-z, 0-9, and characters !,@,#,$,%,^,&amp;,*.

    <a target="_blank"></a>

    Once you have set a password, you must log in before you can change settings, shut down the TrueVector security engine, or uninstall Zone Labs security software.<hr>:0NaiveMelody NYC 9-4-07 - I think We're Alone Now - Tommy James &amp; The Shondells

    Message Edited by NaiveMelody on 09-04-2007 01:21 AM

    Message Edited by NaiveMelody on 09-04-2007 01:21 AM

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