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security risk for administrator accounts?

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by profps, Sep 20, 2004.

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    For systems with user accounts, is it riskier to browse the web from an administrator account than it is from a restricted user account? For instance, would the use of a winxppro restricted user account to browse act as a security firewall (i.e. would a hacked restricted user account thwart the hacker since the account is blocked from downloading programs)? Thank you.
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    Is a guest account safer because it can not download programs or riskier because anyone without an account or password can use the guest function?
     
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