How difficult is it to run as a limited user account for day to day use?

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  1. wearetheborg

    wearetheborg Registered Member

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    How difficult is it to run as a limited user account for day to day use?

    A lot of people seem to prefer running as admin, always. Why? There are people who like to constantly tinker with the registry, apart form them, why would you need to run as admin when not doing computer maintainence/installing programs?
     
  2. Soujirou

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    It probably depends on the operating system you use. I've heard it's a chore in Windows XP but it's pretty easy in Windows 7. The only problem I encounter is that sometimes programs don't like to run under an LUA. I had problems getting Malwarebytes to run in real-time, but it's fine on my admin account. It has been a while since I've tried it though.
     
  3. Sadeghi85

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    Some apps really need admin rights, defraggers, some AV's etc. You can use SuRun to give admin rights to these programs under LUA.

    Some older or poorly written apps need to write to their own program files folder, by keeping UAC enabled those write attempts will be redirected to user account folders so these apps will continue to work without problem.
     
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    My computer has been running Windows 7 for a couple of months. For normal daily use, I estimate that I need to run a program as admin about 5 times. I quickly enter the password and continue. For computer maintenance, the need to elevate use rights is more frequent, but still not a bother. There never has been a need for me to log onto the computer with the admin account since in my situation everything can easily be accomplished with the standard user account.
     
  6. ParadigmShift

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    Step out of your comfort zone and develop new habits. Sometimes issues aren't issues at all, just old habits. When it comes to computers, always be open to new ideas and methods especially with security. In the long run, you'll be glad you did. ;)
     
  7. ABee

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    Didn't we just do this thread?

    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=278506

    You wouldn't. I sure don't.

    But as was established in the other thread, not everyone feels that way.

    Indeed.
     
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