Re: Being logged on as admin and user at the same time (in XP)?
From: Roger Abell (mvpNOSpam_at_asu.edu)
Date: Thu, 6 Jan 2005 08:43:59 -0700
OK. So AIUI you were asking, if I have an instance of an
admin account in use (switched out or via RunAs) but am
logged in as a limited user, am I increasing the risk level
from what I am doing in the limited account (due to the
existence of the admin context that is in use).
I believe the answer is a qualified No. The process contexts
are kept separate. The qualified part is that in the RunAs
case there is a chance that something you are doing as the
limited user may notice the other process that was started
by RunAs and find a way to force-feed input into it to then
cause things to happen in the other context - but this would
be fairly sophisticated and not likely from run of the mill
-- Roger Abell Microsoft MVP (Windows Security) MCSE (W2k3,W2k,Nt4) MCDBA <email@example.com> wrote in message news:firstname.lastname@example.org... > Oops, sorry about the ambigous post, but you answered my question. I > just wanted to know if that "switched out of admin account" would allow > malicious "things" (spyware, viruses, etc) to compromise my computer > using admin access (via the switched out of admin account). > Thanks for your help! > > Cheers > > -Gaiko >