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    Group policy on Win 7 pro - can anyone help me?

    Can somebody, please, recommend a good reference on group policy for a stand alone win 7 pro machine?

    As the sole user of this computer, I AM the administrator, like it or not. BUT, I cannot install some programs because of group policy that I did not (knowingly) set. When I follow the directions in the messagebox and ask my administrator, he (me) has neither group nor policy.

    The program of immediate interest is "palemoon-25.6.0.win64.installer.exe" a 7-zip archive but last week it was a driver for a new HP printer.

    I recently re-installed CryptoPrevent and I did add this palemoon program to its whitelist to no avail.
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    CryptoPrevent is the cause of your group policy issues. Tell it to remove the settings and then un-install it. Stick to a good AV and anti-malware and use your brain to prevent viruses.

    cheers, Paul

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    Or, if you like Cryptoprevent, learn to "whitelist" the programs you're having trouble with (Spotify comes to mind). In any event, DON'T just uninstall Cryptoprevent without reversing its settings to "None."

    Zig

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    CryptoPrevent went on last week after having been removed last year. I had this group policy issue before installing CP but it was a nuisance rather than limiting. Upon reading your replies, I set CP to "None," rebooted, and tried again. "Blocked by group policy ..." I de-blacklisted the 7-zip entries, "Blocked by group policy ..."

    Something happened because I have been able to install programs in the past. I did not change any settings (that I know of).
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    OK, I'm stumped.

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    You could try resetting Group Policy to defaults to see if that will do it http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...t-default.html and I'd second getting rid of CryptoPrevent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sudo15 View Post
    You could try resetting Group Policy to defaults to see if that will do it http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...t-default.html and I'd second getting rid of CryptoPrevent.
    IT WORKED! The sevenforums script did the trick.

    Does anybody like CryptoPrevent?
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    That's great news - perhaps you had inadvertently changed something.

    Which of the three options did you use ?

    I got rid of CryptoPrevent because it was blocking Control Panel commands but I was using it as-is and now I just use HitmanPro.Alert2 which is a browser guard but includes Crypto Guard.

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    Does anybody like CryptoPrevent?
    I like it (at least I haven't been hit by Cryptolocker), but there IS a learning curve.

    Zig

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    Viruses and malware can be easily prevented by being careful. Tying your system down is not a substitute for paying attention.

    cheers, Paul

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    Fair enough; I just like to add another layer. C. doesn't tie your computer down, once you learn how to use it.

    Zig (who once spent a delightful several weeks in the suburbs of Lyon)

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