midiboy, on Aug 11 2004, 05:58 PM, said:
Furthermore: for daily work one should never use admin rights.
Are you really really doing this yourself ?
I know of course that it would be better to work with restricted rights but there are far too many problems currently with different applications so it is a real pain to do this. Also, since I am the only user on my PC I like to do all kinds of administrative tasks while doing other stuff on my PC so I would need to constantly switch between Administrator and User account. Not really my idea of working with a PC.
Security is important and I do whatever I can but I donīt want to restrict my rights while I am doing stuff on my PC.
Things are different for companies or more public PCīs, I agree.
Well, to be honest: Yes, I do use restricted rights when working at my computer here.
Because this is one of the most powerful things to increase security and at the same time not very difficult nor problematic, believe me. Working under admin privs is just a no-no.
Many people think there would be too many problems when they set back to restricted rights, but this isn't really true. Most of the programs (Office, bla bla) are designed to work with restricted rights, even more, this is the level intended for daily work, not admin privileges!
Nowadays only a few programs don't work properly with those limited rights, but this is a minority and furthermore it's no big deal to get rid of these probs. You just have to change the rights of a few directories and/or registry keys, that's all. And what do you get? Security. It's up to everyone to decide what he or she prefers. But afterwards people shouldn't complain about viruses and a faulty operating system, bla bla *hihi*
And by the way: I want to do administrative tasks as well with my pc, sure! But no problem as well, just log on as an admin for some minutes, do your stuff, and then use user rights again. *hehe* I don't t want to administer my system whole day long, this is what isn't my idea of working with a pc.