- Dec 23, 2014
Hmm. I am not sure what was the meaning of "non standard/average PC users" without more context. There is no widely accepted definition of the average user, so a few months ago I used something like below:Just for reference I admin about 10 family members who are concerned about security because they don't understand information technology and malware threats.
I think they qualify for average illeterate pc users and I know for sure that they don't install applications. The only softeare they might install are browser extensions and some (say 1 or 2) have once installed an app from the Windows apps store.
So I am really interested in what real world scenarios average pc users install software.
The reason I am so 100 percent sure about those average pc users not installing software is the fact that I have afded a deny execute ACL for Everyone to the downloads folder and told them when they ever ran into a problem to call me. This to prevent click happy PC users to unintentionally install software
With configure defender on high and simple windows hardening (and the deny execute ACL on downloads) no one has ever phoned me having trouble installing software simply because they don't
Is my experience with those 10 family members so extraordinary that @Andy Ful labels them as non standard/a everage PC users?
" Let's assume that average computer users are those who use Windows 10 and native security (Windows Defender + Edge Chromium) with the preference of apps from Microsoft Store. Of course, some apps have to be installed by more experienced users. "