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how to keep a user from turning off antivirus


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#1 gyelix

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 06:08 PM

My daughter hands me her laptop and its all messed up. to the point i had to wipe and factory install. i did see that avg was disabled, windows security essentials was barely running and no firewall to be seen.  I hope she didn't turn it off and what ever she picked up did that, but i was wondering if there was any way to remove the option to disable? if not any thoughts would be great!   i have avg, mbam and mbae running on it  at the moment. win 7 prem 64 OS. 



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Posted 17 July 2014 - 06:21 PM

i did see that avg was disabled, windows security essentials was barely running...

See the IMPORTANT NOTE about not using more than one anti-virus program in this topic: Choosing an Anti-Virus Program
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Posted 17 July 2014 - 07:13 PM

 

i did see that avg was disabled, windows security essentials was barely running...

See the IMPORTANT NOTE about not using more than one anti-virus program in this topic: Choosing an Anti-Virus Program

 

fair enough... i didnt think anything else was turned on. according to the action center anyway (when i gave her the pc) what i have on there now is ok? and is there a way to not alow her to disable the avg?



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Posted 17 July 2014 - 08:45 PM

Many anti-virus programs have an option to set a password to prevent disabling the real-time protection, prevent unauthorized uninstallation or prevent the program settings from being changed by another user. I don't use AVG so I am not sure if it includes a password protect option.

avast does have such a feature if you want to switch your anti-virus in order to take advantage of it.

Avast - Lock your settings with a password
Configuring avast! Free Antivirus: Password protection
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Posted 20 July 2014 - 04:22 AM

My daughter hands me her laptop and its all messed up. to the point i had to wipe and factory install. i did see that avg was disabled, windows security essentials was barely running and no firewall to be seen.  I hope she didn't turn it off and what ever she picked up did that, but i was wondering if there was any way to remove the option to disable? if not any thoughts would be great!   i have avg, mbam and mbae running on it  at the moment. win 7 prem 64 OS. 

 

Is your daughters account local admin? If you want to restrict what she can do, then the first step is to make her se a normal user account.


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Posted 20 July 2014 - 04:45 PM

 

My daughter hands me her laptop and its all messed up. to the point i had to wipe and factory install. i did see that avg was disabled, windows security essentials was barely running and no firewall to be seen.  I hope she didn't turn it off and what ever she picked up did that, but i was wondering if there was any way to remove the option to disable? if not any thoughts would be great!   i have avg, mbam and mbae running on it  at the moment. win 7 prem 64 OS. 

 

Is your daughters account local admin? If you want to restrict what she can do, then the first step is to make her se a normal user account.

 

 

yea that was the first thing i did was make my admin and her user. and as far as i can tell theres no way to keep anyone from turning off AVG..  



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Posted 20 July 2014 - 04:56 PM

As I said I don't use AVG...I have checked their knowlege base articles and forums and have been unable to find any reference to a password protect option similar to what avast provides.
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