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Windows xp tasks folder security

Last response: in Windows XP
July 18, 2012 11:17:15 AM

I am working on a reload of my Windows XP professional system. In my previous installation, I set permissions on the Windows Tasks folder to prevent Users from creating entries because some malware used the task scheduler to contaminate my system. However, I do not recall how it was done. Looking at the tasks folder promerty, I only see the general tab. I have forceguest set to zero. Is it still desireable to set permissions on the tasks folder (or did microsoft fix this security hole)?
If so, how is it done?
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July 19, 2012 5:38:06 PM

If you had a Security tab in the Tasks folder before but don't now, turn off "Simple File Sharing" in the options of the folders. Tools > Folder Options > View tab. Last entry.