I use Windows XP Home Edition and recently had it my hard drive reformatted.
I then reinstalled Windows XP and downloaded Windows Steadystate. By this download I made myself the admininistrator (password protected). I then created 3 accounts, 1 unlocked-pat's and 2 unlocked accounts-ray's and tom's . For the locked, I set up medium restrictions in 'windows and feature restrictions,' set up time allowed on the web and inserted 'allowed sites.'
Ray has a PSP and prior to the reformating above, he was able to get on the web via this means, once the main computer was on. After the reformating, and being very restricted by steadystate restrictions he used pat's (permission given) account to get on. Since then, and like he did before the reformat (hence the reformat was needed-a second time), he downloaded certain software off the Net and has successfully revealed my administrator's password. Ray has also removed this password and can now change, at his whim and fancy, any setting in Windows steadystate. He has effectively made himself the administrator and has shown tom how to do what he did. He has also cleverly hidden files and programmes that help him to do these things.
People, I really need your expert knowledge in regaining administator's control and preventing such future hijacking by these kid, for their own internet good. NB System restore did not help.
Thank you very much for your hoped for help.
Edited by garmanma, 12 June 2008 - 07:36 PM.
moving to a more appropiate forum