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    ForgottenSeer 823865

    Could you please elaborate more? I am afraid that I don't understand why.
    If your machine is compromised using AA, the attacker has full access to your system. You limit the damage using SUA.

    and

    "Starting from Windows Vista the users, even those who are members of the local admin group, cannot be the administrators constantly. This is so that the users do not cause any damage to the system by accident or by malicious intent. "

    Of course sophisticated malware won't care much, but better have it than nothing.
     
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    Andy Ful

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    Read it and also there is a tutorial
    I would not recommend this article for more experienced users. It contains some incorrect information.:( The most important mistake? The author thinks that SUA is safe because the user cannot install applications and malware cannot do it too (many applications can be installed on SUA without knowing Admin password). From the text it follows, that author somewhat mixed SUA and Guest accounts.
    But anyway, the article can be useful to novice users who will not see the difference. The main idea is OK.

    Post edited (in italics).
     
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    CyberTech

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    I would not recommend this article for more experienced users. It contains some incorrect information.:( The most important mistake? The author thinks that SUA is safe because the user cannot install applications and malware cannot do it too. From the text it follows, that author somewhat mixed SUA and Guest accounts.
    But anyway, the article can be useful to novice users who will not see the difference. The main idea is OK.
    Oops i posted a tutorial for The Cog in the Machine, well sorry about that thanks for the head up..
     
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