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Prevent use of System Configuration Utility

April 5, 2010 at 08:32:09
Specs: Windows XP

How do I prevent the use of System Configuration Utility (msconfig)

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#1
April 5, 2010 at 08:39:47

It's located in your Windows/System32 folder.

The safest way to prevent it's use is to delete it.


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#2
April 5, 2010 at 08:50:45

The safest way to prevent it's use is to delete it.

LOL. This is not a smart choice. If you delete msconfig, Windows File Protection will recreate it anyway.

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#3
April 5, 2010 at 08:53:27

Wrong information above from Response #1 ---
C:\WINDOWS\PCHealth\HelpCtr\Binaries\msconfig.exe

I would guess to say to just move that file.

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#4
April 5, 2010 at 09:00:05

If you delete msconfig, Windows File Protection will recreate
it anyway.

God I had when Bill's tody's think they know more about
computers than anyone else. msconfig is about the most
dangerous program they ever created.


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#5
April 5, 2010 at 12:46:50

You should not allow people to have administrator rights.

A limited user (which ought to be you also always) can not use things like msconfig unless they use runas and have the admin password.

A limited user is also less likely to get virus and malware.

Playing to the angels
Les Paul (1915-2009)


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#6
April 5, 2010 at 15:09:56

"msconfig is about the most dangerous program they ever created" It's not really a "Program" per se. And, it's not dangerous. Allowing regular users Admin access, which then allows them to change things in msconfig is the dangerous action.

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