Restricted user to run untrusted applications

December 9, 2010 at 04:25:47
Specs: Windows XP [SP3], Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz

I would like to create a limited user account for uTorrent and some other file sharing applications that may contain bugs that can be exploited and hijacked. On the other hand I don't really trust uTorrent since acquired by BitTorrent that has something to do with MPAA. I would like to create a special restricted user in the system, like nobody in linux to run these applications. This user should only be able to browse a few folders I allow to and should have access to limited resources. For example if uTorrent gets hijacked, it should not be able to start any other application or evil shellcode that could damage my system or install a rootkit, a keylogger or any other malware, adware or spyware or act as one of these. Furthermore, it should not have access to system folders like Windows or Program Files or any other folders on the disk is not owned by this user.

Is this possible under Windows XP? How?

Thanks in advance

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December 11, 2010 at 06:17:48
I would suggest looking here.

this should limit that users right to access windows folders.


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