what account do you use in Win XP. Administrator or User?
Posted 27 March 2006 - 12:45 PM
Of course if you are admin I highly insist you follow my guide to keep your pc secure. I wouldn't dare use XP as admin without doing it.
Posted 27 March 2006 - 02:17 PM
For about 18 months at work, I was in the Power User group, but the last 4 months have seen my position upgraded back to administrator status as a Workstation Admin. I found that the PU account has enough rights to do what I want but restrictive enough to ward off much of the garbage that wants to come through. I had rarely needed to have admin access during that time and feel comfortable in setting my home system's accounts to the PU group. Having some Linux experience now, it appears as though Vista is following suit with the reduced default accounts for better security.
That's my 2 cents.
Posted 30 August 2006 - 11:26 AM
But other than that, admin is the way to go for me.
Posted 30 August 2006 - 03:21 PM
For those that don't know, SYSTEM has even more power than Administrator.
You have to edit the SAM to make this work (found the instructions on some site I forgot...)
I know in the *nix world, they advise against using the 'root' account, but I don't really see it as a problem if the user is careful. Limited user accounts are for those who can't be careful.
This post has been edited by LLXX: 30 August 2006 - 03:22 PM
Posted 30 August 2006 - 09:00 PM
Posted 01 September 2006 - 05:51 AM
Posted 01 September 2006 - 01:36 PM
1. Audio Cleaning Lab
2. Omni Page
3. HP Scan
Have tried some other software for the OCR apps but haven't found any quite as good as Omni Page and HP Scan.
Posted 02 September 2006 - 07:59 PM
How can you be "careful"? Careful is when you are even using Firefox as a non-admin, get hit with an exploit and has no privileges to do anything. Or is careful installing at least 2 of each of the following:
- Miscellaneous block lists
- Miscellaneous process watchers
I use a limited account and AVG. I've had Windows installed for a year and 3 months, and never lived in fear.
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