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How to Prevent Software Installation in Windows XP

Normally Adware is installed unknowingly when you install freeware programs. If it's free it probably contains Adware. The best way to avoid Adware is to disallow users from installing software on your computer.

Windows XP Instructions

  1. Click "Start" and "Control Panel."

  2. Click "User Accounts."

  3. Select "Change an account" and select the account who you wish to prohibit from installing software.
  4. Click "Change Account Type."

  5. Select a "Limited" account and press "Apply," preventing software installation on your windows PC.