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Advice on securing public pc's

By Four-Eyes ·
Our company owns an internet cafe and most of the customers frequently use instant messaging programs like Yahoo messenger, AIM, MSN messenger, ICQ and MIRC. Our machines run either Windows ME or Windows 98. We have a DSL connection and we use a Linksys router which acts as our firewall/gateway. Our budget limits us to using free antivirus software like AVG antivirus which we regularly update. We've recently been hit by a series of worms/trojans like W32/Aplore. We've had to reinstall the OS's of some machines. Fortunately, we keep a master copy of the PC setups for both WinME and Win98 Machines. Any suggestions on how to better secure the network to prevent or minimize pc downtime will be greatly appreciated!

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by RTFM Error In reply to Advice on securing public ...

there is a program my old high school used to use called deep freeze. basically, when running, ANYTHING could be done to the system, even deleting important OS files, and once the PC was restarted, everything would be back to normal. find them at if you're not already doing it, make sure the boxes are physically secured, as to prevent malicious patrons from directly loading viruses onto the machines.


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by sabrodiesel2000 In reply to hmm

well for preventing the local user damage you can use DESKLOCK and for outside intrusion avoidance ZONEALARM is the best software that can be used.
You can download both the softwares at

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