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Windows XP; how to lock down web browsers

Hello all. I have a user that is running Windows XP, using IE. The user sometimes downloads Firefox, etc. so she can access personal email but this causes problems with other applications we use.

Is there a way for me to restrict her from downloading\installing any other web browser?
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Format and re-install possible??
tx_it_guyAuthor Commented:
sorry maybe I didnt state the question right - I want to restrict this user from installing any other web browser. Is that possible?
Can't you just make the local user account a 'standard user' and therefore remove their ability to install software / make changes without the administrator credentials?
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Santosh GuptaCommented:
if user has local admin rights then he/she can download and install the application.
if not required then you can revoke the loacl admin rights to prevent to installing any software.
Is she on a domain,if so restrict her user rights so she can't install anything on the workstation.

Standard user if I'm not mistaken.
I thought i was on another question.  Please dismiss my comment, sorry.
Danny ChildIT ManagerCommented:
Have her manager enforce the company IT Standards?  Access to personal (presumably unfiltered, unscanned) mail can be a disciplinary offence - it is at our place! (as is installing unapproved software).
Surf for some articles on cryptolocker to scare the bejesus out of the management.
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