View Poll Results: What kind of user account do you normally use?

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  • Standard User

    3 23.08%
  • User part of Admininistrator group

    6 46.15%
  • Admin with UAC set to Never Notify

    3 23.08%
  • Admin with UAC off (via GPO/registry)

    0 0%
  • Built in Administrator

    1 7.69%
  • I had no choice in the matter

    0 0%
  • I don't know

    0 0%
  1.    15 Apr 2017 #1
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 3,694
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    What kind of user account do you normally use?

    A few threads recently have reminded me how it is safer to run as a standard user. For example:

    UAC Bypass Using eventvwr.exe and Registry Hijacking | enigma0x3
    How should I protect my Windows PC from malware and viruses? | Technology | The Guardian

    Even though I know this is sensible, I don't. For some reason (habit, convenience, I'm not sure) I generally run as a user that is part of the Administrators group. Perhaps I'll change that now...

    Based on this discussion though it seemed it might be interesting to see what others do.

    I suppose it really only applies to people running Windows at home where you have a choice but I put in a "Wasn't my decision" option as well in case you only use Windows at work.

    As there is a limit in the number of responses for a poll, just the PC you normally use.
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  2.    15 Apr 2017 #2

    I use the one that gets installed during installation then I normally follow Brink's tutorial on adding a second administrator account. Because I also work from this computer I want to have as much security as I can.
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  3.    15 Apr 2017 #3
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 3,694
    10 Pro
    Thread Starter

    I always did that too. The first account created is part of Admin group so is less secure.

    I wondered how many people bothered to change it and run as a standard user.

    Thus the poll
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  4.    15 Apr 2017 #4
    Join Date : Feb 2014
    Posts : 9,346
    Windows 10 Professional

    Local Account as Admin for a generic User folder and the ability to remove the User name.

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  5.    15 Apr 2017 #5
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 750
    Windows 10 Home

    Administrator with this:

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  6.    15 Apr 2017 #6
    Join Date : Apr 2015
    Posts : 12,819

    Everyone else in my home uses a standard-level account for security, and it has helped too!
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  7.    15 Apr 2017 #7
    Join Date : Jun 2016
    Posts : 79

    I'm lazy as well as not smart so Local Account as Admin
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