Is there any way in XP to take an existing program and "hide" it or lock it so nobody can use add & remove programs to wipe it off the PC? Or to go a step further and make it invisable so someone could not drag and drop the program folder to the recycle bin?
you could take it out of the start menus.
you could delete shortcuts
you could move it to something really obscure
you could rename the executable to only something you know.
you could move the executable out of the path
you could change the attributes to system and hidden and read only
you could figure out how to use the alt number gimic to rename the file to an invisible character - old DOS trick.
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