How To Protect Yourself from Malware By Using a Non-Privileged Account

Standard security practice for the U.S. federal government and most medium and large enterprises calls for users to run as “Normal User” on the computer at their desk. Also called “Standard User” mode, this prevents employees from becoming an administrator on their work PC. While this helps prevent misconfiguring work computers (and the subsequent helpdesk requests,) this is mainly to prevent malicious software, or malware, from installing on the system and compromising the business’ network or sensitive information.

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