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When using your computer, always setup a "Limited User" profile. Your computer will always have an "Admin User" which has admin rights to modify your operating system.

By creating a "Limited User" and then logging into that user profile, and using that profile for all your activities, you will reduce the chances of having your computer infected with malware, spyware, etc. This is because most infections rely on the user being in "Admin User" mode to authorize the installation of malware. By being in a "Limited User" mode, your computer will deny the install and/or notify you that an install is asking for access.

last, when you do need to update your software, or update your operating system, just log into your "Admin User" profile, then run your updates, and then log back into your "Limited User" mode.

 
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