Avoid fake pop-up or Security Warnings

While browsing the internet you might see some messages like

  • Free update for your computer or Scan your computer with free antivirus etc.

Avoid fake pop-up or Security Warnings

Some pop-ups messages might be helpful for you but you should read first in detail before clicking it. Pop-ups basically an advertiser message or unwanted program and website that might affect your computer performance in a bad way.

If you are using Internet Explorer and want to block the pop-up and unwanted messages, follow the below steps:

  • Open the Internet Explorer.
  • Click on Tools menu.
  • Go to Pop-up Blocker option.

Here you can Turn Off Pop-up Blocker to block pop-up from all websites. But you have option to allow some websites for pop-up. For this purpose open the Pop-up Blocker Setting. Here you can add some specific websites name to allow for pop-up and click Add.

If you feel any problem to block any pop-up message due to some problem, simply click on the X at the right top of the pop-up windows.

Allowing Network Access with Blank Passwords

Windows XP Professional or Windows Vista does not allow network users to access the computer without a password.

Allowing Network Access with Blank PasswordsTo change this setting:

  • Go to Start Button and open Run then type: gpedit.msc
  • Click on OK.
  • Go to Computer Configuration / Windows Settings / Security Settings / Local Policies / Security Options
  • Double click on Accounts: Limit local account use of blank passwords to console login only
  • Disable this option.

Hiding All Icons from the Desktop

To hide all icons from your desktop:

  • Go to Start Button and open Run then type: regedit
  • Click on OK
  • Go to HKey_Current_User Software Microsoft Windows Current Version Policies Explorer
  • Right click on the right panel and add a New / DWORD
  • Name it NoDesktop
  • Give it a value of 1
  • Logoff or Reboot the computer

Now all icons are hidden on the desktop.

Hiding All Icons from the Desktop

Not Saving Setting on Exit

  • Go to Start Button and open Run then type: regedit
  • Go to HKey_Current_User Software Microsoft Windows Current Version Policies Explorer
  • Right click on the right panel and add a New / DWORD
  • Name it NoSaveSettings
  • Give it a value of 1
  • Logoff or Reboot the computer.

Not Saving Setting on Exit

Disabling My Computer

Sometimes you need to restrict what users can do on your computer, it might be beneficial to disable the ability to click on My Computer and have access to the drives, control panel etc.

How to disable Find option from start menu

You can disable the Find option from the Start Menu:

Go to Start Button and open Run then type: regedit

Click on OK.

Go to HKey_Current_User Software Microsoft Windows Current Version Policies Explorer

Right click on the right panel and add a New / DWORD

Name it NoFile

Give it a value of 1

Logoff or Reboot the computer.

How to disable Find option from start menu

Disabling Run from the Start Menu

You can disable the Run option from the Start Menu:

To disable “Run” from start menu, just follow the below steps:
  • Go to Start Button and open Run then type: regedit
  • Click on OK.
  • Go to HKey_Current_User Software Microsoft Windows Current Version Policies Explorer
  • Right click on the right panel and add a New / DWORD
  • Name it NoRun
  • Give it a value of 1
  • Logoff or Reboot the computer

Disabling Run from the Start Menu

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