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StuartMW
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Re: Best Solution For Angry Wife

I assume your objective is to prevent your computer being infected by malware exploiting a flaw in Java? Not sure how only enabling Java in a single browser would prevent this. Once a flaw is exploited the whole machine is toast not just the browser. Enabling Java on a site by site basis will work but human error is always possible ("Oops I didn't mean to do that."). Add-ons etc can reduce the possibility of you being infected but it's still possible.

To positively prevent your PC from being infected you must isolate the browser/Java from the rest of the machine. VM or Sandboxie will do that.
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dave
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said by StuartMW:

To positively prevent your PC from being infected you must isolate the browser/Java from the rest of the machine. VM or Sandboxie will do that.

It seems to me that separate accounts will go a long way: assuming sensible use of file protection on behalf of the user (i.e., don't go assigning "everyone: full"), then the only thing that a runaway Java app or other malware can do is to destroy that account.

Whether or not a separate account (with limited capability, naturally) is more palatable than a VM is up to the user to determine, I suppose.

Me, I'd probably plump for separate hardware


AVD
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said by dave:

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Me, I'd probably plump for separate hardware

two separate machines. If all she does is java gaming, install linux.

barring that, dual boot a simple linux (I strongly recommend jolios).
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