Re: UAC - what does it mean in simple terms?

"tryingtolearn" <tryingtolearn@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:21B9C32F-B494-4127-A977-92460D891B48@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
NOTE: Please see my inline replies.....tryingtolearn....

You need to create a space to type your replies. It's very difficult to see your replies because everything is prefixed with ">"

In reply to your comment that you always run as an administrator I would say this:

Please be aware that it is considered bad practice to use an Administrator account on a day-to-day basis. Certainly with Vista and Windows 7 there is no need to do so, and in fact if you had had experience with 'nix flavours of operating systems you would know that users almost NEVER run as root (aka "administrator"). That is one reason why those OS's are considerably more secure than the Windows varieties.
Running as an administrator constantly /could/ allow nasty things to act on your computer without you knowing anything about it.
I suggest you create a new Administrator account, call it Tech" or "Admin" or something like that, (NOT "administrator"), give it a good strong password, and then convert your normal account to a Standard User account.


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