Admin/user accounts on xp?

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  1. Homan

    Homan Unconquerable OT Supporter

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    I heard someone say if you give someone an user account instead of admin, spyware wouldn't be able to install on their system? is this true?

    I just reformmated my sister's computer a week ago and its already plagued once again with spyware so I want to know if this can stop it?
     
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    That's correct. To the best of my knowledge. Because user account doesn't give u the right to install any program.
     
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    It's partially true, some things can still install though.
    Also, windows has its head on backwards when it comes to multiple users, as everything "assumes" you're gonna have admin rights. So if we're talking about heavy regular use, this may be more trouble than it's worth. It's worth a shot though. For most basic stuff, it shouldn't be an issue.
    The best thing you can do to avoid spyware is to stop using IE, though. That's 95% of your spyware right there.
     

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