Is it worth setting up another user account for my dad? Solved

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    Try3 said: View Post

    About "If you are running as a member of Administrator group it is trivial for malware to bypass UAC"

    Please provide your source for that statement.
    Bypassing Windows User Account Control (UAC) and ways of mitigation | GreyHatHacker.NET,
    UAC Bypass Using eventvwr.exe and Registry Hijacking | enigma0x3

    I would rather not post more but you can google it.
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    I have seen these before. Both acknowledge that having UAC at full stops them working.

    With UAC at full, the function referred to by the second link returns
    UAC is set to 'Always Notify'. This module does not bypass this setting.
    as stated in its explanatory article.

    I am pleased that this result still stands as it means that I can continue to be lazy.

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    lx07 said: View Post
    Out of interest, I have a word document on my desktop called "Passwords.docx". I find it more convenient. Whether it is more or less secure than a piece of paper is debatable (obviously my disk is encrypted so actually I'm not sure)
    Your file is more convenient than a piece of paper but potentially less secure depending on your usage of it. Even with a password-protected file on an encrypted disk, if it was open whilst online then a "drive by" attack might steal some or all contents.

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