Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/195381/ensure-a-windows-pc-never-gets-malware-by-whitelisting-applications/
A whitelist should be a foolproof way to secure a relative’s PC. Select a handful of approved applications and only allow them to run. If someone using the PC downloads another .exe file, Windows will refuse to run it.
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The malware cannot run on the computer. Even if you download malware, you cannot run it without the admin password. It might be possible for the malware to run (a bug in the whitelist software) but it is highly unlikely and a very strong line of defense.
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