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June 17, 2011, 02:02:43 AM
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I read in another forum that 90% of malwares, viruses and keyloggers, are of no use if you contracted them from a non admin account for windows.

So basically, using a windows account that does not have admin privileges is the best way to prevent an intrusion?

I find that hard to believe since non admin accounts for windows do have access to all folders in the hard drive such as registries and stuff.

Anyhow, i hope somebody familiar with this subject could chime in.
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June 17, 2011, 02:21:02 AM
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Non admin accounts cannot run certain levels of execution required by many malware applications.

Technically, even running as an 'admin' is not really an admin in windows vista+ unless UAC is turned off.

Regular 'power users' can change most settings, install software, and modify local policies, but machine-wide settings often require an admin.

The safest way to run is in a protected 'guest' account that resets after use. In Vista this could be achieved with Microsoft Steadystate, but windows 7 provides similar features built in. Or, alternatively you can use a virtual machine only for bitcoin.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=ef232619-7600-4768-b111-f60ba13862ea

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June 21, 2011, 09:45:24 AM
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The best way to prevent malware is to think before you act.

Besides that:
- Keep your software updated.
- Don't open mails from unknown people and unknown sites.
- Install Adblock Plus and NoScript for Firefox.
- ...

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