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    Can a run-blocker protect backups from malware?


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    Can a run-blocker protect backups from malware?


    By Fred Langa

    A run-blocker utility can prevent unauthorized users from accessing certain software or drives. A reader wonders if it'll also block malware.

    Plus: Running XP-based virtual PCs on Win10/8 systems, and why an extremely reliable hard drive might suddenly start to generate chkdsk errors.

    The full text of this column is posted at windowssecrets.com/langalist-plus/can-a-run-blocker-protect-backups-from-malware/ (opens in a new window/tab).

    Columnists typically cannot reply to comments here, but do incorporate the best tips into future columns.

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    I take your point about not running as Administrator, but I've done a lot of customization of my account. Is there a way to drop it to a User account without upsetting anything? (I understand I still need to have an Admin account and I understand that the lower privs. on the account will have some impact.) (I'm running W10.)

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    To make an admin account non-admin.
    1. Create a new admin account.
    2. Log in to the new admin account and set your original account to non-admin.

    cheers, Paul

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