Use Standard User Account in Windows 10 for Security

jelfer 1 Reputation point
2021-08-19T20:53:51.877+00:00

a- If I use a standard user account instead of an administrator account in windows 10, is it safer? Does it really make a difference in security?

b- Are there any drawbacks in using daily a standard user account?

c- What would be the safest set-up to adopt in windows 10 user-wise?

Windows 10 Security
Windows 10 Security
Windows 10: A Microsoft operating system that runs on personal computers and tablets.Security: The precautions taken to guard against crime, attack, sabotage, espionage, or another threat.
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  1. Reza-Ameri 16,836 Reputation points
    2021-08-20T14:28:17.337+00:00

    a) it is safe to use account with lower access for security reason. However, it is recommend to enable the UAC so you may login as administrator but whenever you want to do administrative tasks , it will ask for your permission which is a safe method.

    b) Using standard users you have limitation like for installing programs, accessing certain files and changing some settings in your PC.

    c) You should have balance between security and ease of use and I recommend use UAC and you have to make sure keep your system update all the time. Take a look at:
    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/security/identity-protection/user-account-control/user-account-control-overview

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