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#1 imam

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Posted 12 June 2009 - 06:59 AM

My 15 year son is in the habbit of log on to my computer and access internet. Once I caught him watching adult movies which he should not have done. In fact I put user account password but still he manages to open the computer by loging onto safe mode. I just want to know can it be possible to prevent him to log on to safe mode by any other means.

OR Is there any method through which I can lock porn site so that even if he manages to log on to computer he will not be able to watch porn.

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#2 Stang777

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Posted 14 June 2009 - 06:26 PM

Put your computer in your bedroom and lock the door? :thumbsup:

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Posted 15 June 2009 - 07:41 AM

As someone who was a troublesome teenager not that long ago... let me offer some suggestions. I would suggest a bios password.. This password is required to boot the computer. (and the option for safemode can only be accessed after entering the password) To set this up (if possible) depends on what type of computer you have so the directions and keys to use to get to the bios at the following link may not work for you exactly as specified but should be similar... if you have trouble accessing the bios try googling your model of computer and bios and you should get some help.

http://www.lockdown.co.uk/?pg=biospsw

If you have any questions about this post back with what kind of computer you have and I'll see if I can get you specific instructions if your bios is capable of password protection.

The other option is just always keep the power cord ( or the battery if it's a laptop) with you so he can't power it on :thumbsup:

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Posted 15 June 2009 - 05:46 PM

Doesn't putting a password on the BIOS just keep one out of the BIOS but still allow them to access the operating system?

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Posted 15 June 2009 - 06:43 PM

Depends on the bios... I have a couple of dell's here (and I know a couple other brands as well) have two passwords in the bios one that locks the bios from editing and one that doesn't allow the computer to boot until the password is entered. I just tested the boot password on my dell dimension 8300 desktop and the computer wouldn't boot or allow access to boot options like safemode without entering the password. I believe even changing the boot order to the CD drive still wouldn't allow the machine to be booted from a cd without the password being entered. It's a pretty solid way to block access to a computer if the computer bios supports it. Though one would need to put the bios edit password on as well as the boot password in order to prevent the boot password from being disabled.

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Posted 15 June 2009 - 06:52 PM

Thank you for explaining that.




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