Tag: Windows administrator

Why you should not run Windows as administrator

With the release of Windows XP, Microsoft introduced their concept of having multiple user accounts on a single PC, including the Windows administrator user.  The administrator user account is a sort of super-user account, providing the user with access to all of a PCs settings and the ability to modify anything about the PC. Basically, anyone using the Administrator account can change anything and everything.

Here’s why you are at risk and what you can do to lower this risk:…

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