The importance of the limited user, revisited

Wednesday, 31 May 2006, 1:50 AM EST

If you use a computer powered by Microsoft Windows to surf the Web, check your e-mail and so forth, the single most important step you can take to protect your machine from viruses, worms and hackers is to use a "limited user" account for everyday computer use.

By running Windows the way Microsoft ships it -- using the all-powerful administrator account -- you expose yourself to huge security risks.

At Security Fix.

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