limited user can edit hosts file?

Discussion in 'Windows Applications' started by Heeter, Mar 6, 2010.

  1. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Hi all,

    trying to figure out why a limited user is able to edit the hosts file.

    I tried to deny permissions of the hosts file and then it doesn't work, it allows the limited user to access the blocked websites.

    I allow full control of permissions, it blocks the sites, but the limited user can edit the file.

    What can I do?


    This is for a Vista Service Pack 2 machine.


    Thanks

    Heeter
     
  2. American Zombie

    American Zombie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    Try making the hosts file read only and then give limited users read access only. If they do not have write access they can not change the file but since they have read access the file should still work.
     
  3. Johnny

    Johnny .. Commodore .. Political User

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    To bad there wasn't a way to make it possible for limited users to have the inability to access certain folders and such.