Password protected download-possible?

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    HI.Is ther any reg tweak or 3rd party utility s/w to password protect any download to my PC? My cousin was surfing the net from my PC in my absense and he opened some unknown attachment, the next thing I know at next startup is the system has been affected with the Win32.Zafi.D worm. I'm using Win XP Pro with SP2 and Firefox 1.0, IE6 and Opera7.
     
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    Don't allow your brother to access your main account. Instead give him Guest Accout and deny most of the permissions. Like running softwares, opening exe files, zip files and so on.

    I guess thts the only way it can be done. But do stay for more replies..

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    Guys, is there really no way to do it? Suggest something please! :(
     
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    i dont think u can do that

    But there is a way to disable downloads in IE6

    go to toos-->folder options --->security
    at the bottom there is a button--custom level--click it
    in the window that comes search for downloads and disable it
     
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    If ur brother opened up the file and you have an antivirus installed in ur system (assuming you do since the virus did get reported!) then I think ur problem lies in ur Anti-virus. Most AV supports real time scanning which will stop such things from being executed. As in when you download a file and it happens to contain a virus then either the AV will automatically quarnatine/delete it or popup a message depending on how ur AV is configured. Which AV are u using by the way ?
     
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    eTrust EZ Antivirus. And it does have Real time support, but that didn't help.
     
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