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XP "administrator vs limited" accounts & software


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irzapper

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Help?

I'm upgrading from Windows 98 to Windows XP Home. After I setup my administrator account, I will set up several limited user accounts on the same machine.

Being new to XP, what sequence would it be better for me to follow when it comes to the installation of software that I'm installing to help protect my computer, (ie- antivirus software and spyware protection software.)

Question # 1:
Do I need to install these types of programs in my administrator account "before" I create any limited user accounts?

...Or, do I create my limited user accounts "first" and then go back to my administrator account and "then" install these types of programs?

Question # 2:

After I get either of the above performed, will all user accounts be protected from the installation of this antivirus and spyware software, no matter what account is logged onto the computer, even if the icon does not show up in the system tray?

Thanks all for any support.
irzapper 06/01/05
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Depends on software, but to be safe, install all user accounts, then software.

The program will likely give you a chance to install for ALL USERS or just THIS USER, if it will not protect all accounts automatically

Most of these programs run at the machine level, rather than user level, so you should be good to go either way, but to give you a definitive answer I would need to know exactly what software.
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NAV and Adaware
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Thanks for your help.

That would be, Norton Antivirus and Lavasoft's adaware.
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