Answer Best answer as chosen by user jackfrost65
You're not alone
On all my Windows machines I have only ever used an Admin capable account to do my work. I do create a limited user account, (no software installs, no changes to system files, and so on), if I need to when I have people around who might want to use the computer unattended, but my admin capable accounts are all strong passworded. I always have two admin capable accounts, and in XP the hidden Administrator account was also passworded.
All my other defences are up, firewall, anti-virus, anti-malware, as well as security add-ons for the browser I use.
With Windows 7 which is where you have posted, you have to create an admin capable account anyway on initial setup, so it's good to create two and not just one. That System Administrator account then hides and it doesn't unhide itself like it did in XP. It has to be enabled before that happens. However I did enable it so I could password it, then I disabled it again.
But limited accounts? Like I said above, I rarely use them. Windows 7 doesn't allow even Admins to see other Users folders and files, whether just limited or Admin accounts. Instead Win 7 utilizes "Public folders" to transfer files across to other users.
Does that help?
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