Question by nola: How can I set a password on my internet browser?
I work for a chain of restaurants with IBM till systems. We will soon be connecting our tills to DSL modems. I need to allow certain programs to access our modem / internet connection (security cameras and credit card processing software), but I don’t want my employees surfing the web. Does anyone know how to put a password on the browser so that they can’t bring up the window?
Answer by red.gnomos
What operating system are you using? If you are running Windows XP, 2000 or 2003, you can apply Group Policy which restricts the use of Internet Explorer. If you can provide more details on your operating system, I’ll be in a better position to advice.
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Question by chicago_geminicity: How can I automate my web browser to perform repetitive web tasks?
I would like to automatically check email, login to my credit card accounts, pay bills, download daily reports and record my web actions on the Internet so that I can replay them as needed.
Answer by ugen624
some of these are easier than others.
first of all, the best program to do this with is Mozilla Firefox. download it from:
now, assuming you have this program, bookmark every page you want to automatically load. checking e-mail is easy (on yahoo, for instance, it would just be mail.yahoo.com ).
now, if a site requires you to log in (like e-mail), log in after you bookmark the site. Firefox will ask if you want to save your password – say “yes” (and make sure nobody else uses your computer while you have passwords saved). I would *strongly recommend NOT doing this* with credit card accounts and bills – Firefox is much better than IE with spyware, but it’s much better to spend a few minutes doing it yourself, rather than risking identity theft.
anyway, after you have bookmarked all the sites and saved your login info, move the bookmarks (Bookmarks –> Manage Bookmarks) into 1 folder (say, “automated tasks”).
then, go to Tools –> Options. below the “home page” area, click “Use Bookmark” and select the *folder* (say, “automated tasks”) you saved all the bookmarks into. close and open Firefox, wait about 1 minute for all the pages to load (you might have to press enter to log in at various sites)… and every page should open up in a separate tab, logged in
(note: you can’t pay bills this way, I’m pretty sure)
(and I don’t know a way to record your web actions on the Internet, either)
(by the way this isn’t a very good idea, now that I think about it – and it’s a bit of a hassle to set up)
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Question by facets4u2000: how can i clean my computer so when i go to a site thoough my browser I wont get redirected?
every time i go to a site i find though my search browser i now get redirected to some other site car loans, credit scores etc.
Answer by classic
Your PC is infected with a browser hijacker. Use these scans to remove it.
All of these are ones that I personally use and all are free.After you install any of them,make sure you update them to get the full affect.
Download Grisoft AVG 7.5 Anti-Virus,Anti-Malware.(free)
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Is there a way to password protect your browser? I dont want repair shop to be able to access saved passwords?
Question by : Is there a way to password protect your browser? I dont want repair shop to be able to access saved passwords?
My computer needs a non-critical repair and I’m getting ready to take it in. I don’t want to have to delete all my saved passwords in my browser. But since some of those are for credit cards and banking, I sure don’t want a technician to be able to access them. Is there a way to keep someone from being able to open your browser without having a password?
Answer by Tofus
Export your bookmarks and cookies to an external USB pen, then run cc-cleaner and clean out everything, when you get it back, just import them back in
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