Windows users are looking for every trick to prevent malware attacks on their PCs.
One question that frequently arises is when, and when not, to run with user administrator rights enabled. The tradeoff is convenience versus security.
- Wisdom of running as limited user
Lounge member David Vanderschel ponders the pros and cons of running under Windows administrator user rights. Several other Loungers chime in with their views on administrator mode and its application in preventing malware attacks. More»
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- Converting 2003 template with toolbar to 2007
Lounger gharding asked fellow members the best way to convert Word 2003 templates to Word 2007 and keep a template’s attached toolbar. He received several answers that will help him with the conversion. More»
- Ubuntu, lessons learned
A thread about using Linux Ubuntu in a dual-boot system generated a surprising number of comments about this alternate operating system. Threads can have long lives — this one was started over a year ago and is still active. More»
Each week, the Lounge Life column lists interesting queries from members needing answers. Can you provide solutions to some of the following head scratchers?
In the the first thread below, JohnL is having difficulty resetting the .exe extension. His friend sent him a program via e-mail, changing the extension so it would pass through the e-mail system.
- .exe extension changed for emailing purposes
- Easy File Locker locked my desktop
- Exporting Excel spreadsheet into .asp Web site
If you’re already registered, you can jump right in to today’s discussions in the Lounge.
The Lounge Life column is a digest of the best of the WS Lounge discussion board. Tracey Capen is technical editor of WindowsSecrets.com.