December 15th, 2003, 12:03 AM
Do you need a dial up connection for a sex dialer to install on your machine or is it the site you go to. I had just went over a friends house and his father asked me if there was a way to block the install of the software. So I went into the account and set my friends 13 year old brothers account as a Restricted User and set the permissions to the WINNT folder as Read & Execute only.
I have not seen a dialer in ages and was wondering if they only install on systems with a dial up connection.
Should these settings be efficient or can a dialer still install from a restricted user account?
December 15th, 2003, 12:11 AM
AFAIK: a restricted user can't install. (requires write to system folders and registry)
If they are on broadband, then no worries. just uninstall the modem.
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December 15th, 2003, 02:43 AM
The dialer will install regardless if you're using dial-up or not. However, it can't mess up your phone bill unless you're using your modem to connect to the Internet. I found HijackThis to be the best software to remove these pests. Hope this helps you out.
December 15th, 2003, 04:16 AM
December 15th, 2003, 03:16 PM
ummm porn is bad !!! lmfao. Have you tried spybot or Ad-aware. they might find it. I might be wrong but dont those only popup on porn sites? At 13 isnt he a little young. hahahaha.
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December 15th, 2003, 08:59 PM
Most of them dialers install themselves if your IE settings for activeX and java are missconfigured. The restricted user measure is enough as that user can't possibly install anything, but you should consider going to Tools>Internet Options>Advanced and do a little tweaking to make it saffer. Maybe the kid needs to actually download aomething usefull from the net.
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Spybot S&D also as a feature to prevent those type of auto downloads http://www.safer-networking.org/inde...g=en&page=bots.
December 15th, 2003, 09:11 PM
Spybot and Ad-Aware should take care of those things but what you did with the permissions will help it also. One of the best pop up blockers on the net for Windows is the google pop up blocker that thing is awesome for being free.
December 16th, 2003, 05:58 PM
They are using Earthlink and NetZero as Dial Up providers, so they primarily depend on their dial up.
December 16th, 2003, 06:02 PM
if you get a dialer installed and you are on broadband, dont think you wont get charged. I used to be a distributer of dialers way way way back, and i got money from broadband users the same as dial up users. Not sure how they charge you but they can and WILL charge you and collect.