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By Shanghai Sam ·
In short, this question relates to securing a personal computer that is being used for business. I have the task of proividing orientation to startup business owners. The computers that these new entrants to the business world are usually configured like home computers with Win95 or Win98 or WinME. I do not consider these OS very secure. I would like to know if there exist a publication or discussion that addresses the concern of securing a computer that is not supported by the security benefits of a network and network servers?

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by TheChas In reply to Computer Security 4 stand ...

Well, there is this Tech Pro Guild article at Tech Republic.

Seven steps to Windows 98 desktop security

Jun 29, 2000
Mike Jackman

You will need to either become a guild member, or sign up for the free trial to be able to retrieve it.General things to secure 9X.
There are utilities / registry edits to force log-on at start-up.

Set a short time out on the screen saver, and enable the password.

If connected to the net, install a firewall and AV software. Set the software to auto-update.

Chas

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by smmurphy In reply to Computer Security 4 stand ...

These are some articles from PC World that you might find helpful: http://www.pcworld.com/howto/article/0,aid,10907,00.asp
http://www.pcworld.com/howto/article/0,aid,17638,00.asp

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by jwmac In reply to Computer Security 4 stand ...

Try Poledit. I know it's on the 98 CD. Be careful with Poledit though. Read up on it and you'll be ok. You can set default desktop (clicking enter at logon)to only display the Start menu with the only choice of Shutdown (no desktop icons as well). There is much more, see what you reckon.

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