Discussion in 'Windows Vista Talk' started by Dick Bosworth, Dec 6, 2007.

  1. I live alone. No one else accesses my computer. The file security settings
    are driving me crazy. I want to enable all file permissions for all files
    including Windows and all sub folders. How can I do this????
    Dick Bosworth, Dec 6, 2007
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  2. Dick Bosworth

    Scott Guest

    Wait a minute. What happens if someone breaks into your house? What
    happens if someone hacks into your computer while you are on-line and
    takes control? Best practice is to operate on a standard account
    except on occasions when you need Administrator rights. You might be
    relaxed about security but I don't suppose any of your friends in your
    address book or your bank would be too impressed if their details got
    Scott, Dec 6, 2007
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  3. Dick Bosworth

    Sven Pran Guest

    "Scott" wrote
    That is exactly how I have been working for years with
    Windows XP and how I configured my new Windows Vista.

    However, I have noticed that even while logged on with
    administrator rights I have to confirm (apparently) every
    "privileged" activity. That is quite OK with me, but it leads
    me to the following question:

    Can I safely do away with my "regular user" and always
    operate with administrator rights trusting that no program
    that might exist on my computer can start any critical
    activity without my express confirmation?

    regards Sven
    Sven Pran, Dec 7, 2007
  4. Dick Bosworth

    Scott Guest

    What if somebody hacks into your computer? If you are logged in as
    Administrator they can the romp freely round your computer. You can
    carry out most functions using a Standard account. Some actions can
    still be performed using your Administrator password. The
    Administrator account should be reserved for special occasions when
    this is required, returning to the Standard account as soon as the
    requirement ceases.
    Scott, Dec 7, 2007
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