Q&A Standard user account, or User account control = High, or both?

Andy Ful

Level 69
Content Creator
Dec 23, 2014
What are the relative advantages of
(A) Standard user account.
(B) User account control set to High, on an Admin account.

Is (B) as good as (A), or not?
It is not. There are some unpatched UAC bypasses on Admin account (UAC set to "Always notify") that are blocked on SUA. The difference is not especially important when using default-deny security in the home environment on well-updated Windows 10 with well-updated software. Anyway, if one has no problems with SUA then it is always better to use it over the Admin account. Generally, SUA is useful as general anti-exploit prevention for Windows & Microsoft software vulnerabilities.