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Chilling_Silently
26-02-2004, 12:21 PM
Greetings,

We've had a lot of sites that Customers visit recently that are changing the Homepage to something else that we specifically dont want. Not to mention it brings a flood of popups each time the user opens up IE (Not if they use Firefox - But so far its not default).

Im not sure if its intentional, in fact I highly Doubt it is. Still, the advertising is not quite what we are after.

How do I lock down IE 6 on PC's with varying OS's (Win98 on one, Win2K Pro one two, and WinXP on the rest)?

Im also looking to put a few more restrictions on the users, but that can come at a later date.

Cheers


Chill.

mark c
26-02-2004, 12:42 PM
With Spybot you can lock the homepage in IE. Under "Immunize"
Cheers :D

Chilling_Silently
26-02-2004, 12:45 PM
Ive got Spybot S&D 1.3 Beta 6 and its not under there??


Chill.

mark c
26-02-2004, 12:53 PM
Well that's funny coz it is in Ver 1.2. Bit iffy if you have to back a version. Have another look.

Chilling_Silently
26-02-2004, 12:58 PM
So it is... I just installed 1.2, and its there under Recommended Misc. Protections.

1.3 doesnt appear to have that (Not since Beta 4 at least :-().

I'll have a go reverting back to 1.2 on all PC's and then putting the latest Beta back on (Its well worth grabbing Beta6, its brilliant :-)).

Cheers


Chill.

mark c
26-02-2004, 01:08 PM
Actually put you a bit wrong there. In 1.2 it's choose the 'advanced' section then it's Tools/Browser Pages. :8}

Chilling_Silently
26-02-2004, 01:08 PM
Well.. I found it :p

I went "Hunting" for it in 1.3 Beta 6 (Translates to looking in the right place ;-)) and found it.

Its in Advanced Mode under Tools -->> IE Tweaks.

Why didnt I think of that before ;-)

Thanks Mark


Chill.

Chilling_Silently
26-02-2004, 01:08 PM
> choose the 'advanced' section then it's Tools/Browser
> Pages. :8}

Oh? I found it under Immunize in 1.2 ;-)

mark c
26-02-2004, 01:15 PM
Well LOL as long as you found it.

Pleased to be able to give back to this wondeful Pressf1. Saved my ass a few times already. :D

Susan B
26-02-2004, 01:45 PM
A little freeware program that locks down homepages is StartPage Guard available from various places including here (http://www.downlinx.com/proghtml/333/33374.htm).