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Bandwidth Hog

Joined: 23 Jan 2004
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Posted: 08 Sep 2009 02:26:53 pm    Post subject:

How in the world does Google Chrome manage to install itself on a Windows XP limited account with no permissions? Most software can't install with a limited account.

So essentially isn't the limited account useless for preventing software being installed on a computer without administrator rights with this technique?
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Advanced Member

Joined: 25 Mar 2009
Posts: 360

Posted: 08 Sep 2009 05:11:47 pm    Post subject:

I'm not sure, but I think that some software needs Admin permission, because it can do harmful things, but some software doesn't.
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Calc Guru

Joined: 17 Apr 2007
Posts: 1233

Posted: 08 Sep 2009 05:36:50 pm    Post subject:

Newbie, I've done the same with FireFox, though I told to install to C:/doc&settings/user/Program Files/ rather than C:/Program Files/ I guess it most likely does something similar.
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Bandwidth Hog

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Posted: 08 Sep 2009 06:25:11 pm    Post subject:


I believe you're right. If it's account specific it will install apparently, because Chrome doesn't default to program files.
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