The wisdom of running under Windows admin mode

By Tracey Capen

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.

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Tracey Capen

About Tracey Capen

Editor in chief Tracey Capen was the executive editor of reviews at PC World magazine for 10 years, from 1995 to 2005. He was InfoWorld's managing editor of reviews from 1993 to 1995 and worked in the magazine's test center and as networking editor from 1989 to 1992. Between his stints at InfoWorld, he was senior labs editor at Corporate Computing magazine.