How secure is a Windows 7 Administration User?

Posted on 2013-10-19
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I have come across a workgroup where all users run their Win 7 computers as Admin users. In XP this would have given Viruses full access to the machines. In Win 7 is this OK from a security point of view or are they better being Standard Users?

Many thanks, EH
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rindi earned 2000 total points
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No, it's just as insecure as on XP, except that you get the UAC notifications, but users tend to not care anyway...

Always run your systems as a standard user.

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