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

Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
  1.    #21

    Try3 said: View Post
    @lx07

    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.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 1,349
    Windows 10 Home x64 and Pro x86
       #22

    Thanks.

    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
    Code:
    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.

    Denis
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 1,349
    Windows 10 Home x64 and Pro x86
       #23

    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.

    Denis
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 
Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123

Related Threads
On my portable I have a local acct (administrator) and a MS acct (not administrator) users. I am the only user of this computer, a personal computer. I use the local acct 98% of the time. Is there a method to have the 2 accts synced(mirrored) so...
Is a standard user account really necessary for tight security for the home user or will a well secured administrator account be sufficient?
Guys I have done this in the past but cannot recall how and don't want to botch. I had hoped Windows 10 corrected the "rename user account" function but nope. I renamed a User Account due to conflict on the LAN and sure enough, now I have two...
I noticed an annoying problem when deleting a user account from your PC. Basically Windows Store app got into a pickle on my main user account. I fixed it with a restore point. But it wasn't working on my wife and son's user accounts. As they...
Setting up a separated user account in User Accounts and Family Safety
Kind of a weird question, though I'm sure you can guess what I'm asking about. Is there a way to create a user account that is hidden from the other users on a computer, or at least hidden from the initial login screen? Even more preferable,...
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 18:02.
Find Us