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Using Group Policy to stop users installing adware/malware

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Is it possible to use Group Policy in Windows 2000 to restrict my users from downloading ActiveX stuff in Internet Explorer?

In what format does malware usually exist, is it usually ActiveX?

A user managed to infect our server Terminal Server with some type of adware - I really need to stop this from happening again.


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Start==>Run==>gpedit.msc and click ok.

Expand..

+ User Config
  + Internet Explorer Maintenance
        + Security

Double click "Security Zones and Content Ratings". Click "Import" and "Modify Settings" and click "Custom Level." to modify your ActiveX.

As far as Adware goes it seems like they employ many methods...whenever you block something I am sure they will find another way around it. Perhaps a Symantec web content filtering appliance.
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diggisaur - thanks :-)
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