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User accounts and anti-spyware

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#1 rsfrancis


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Posted 30 May 2005 - 12:48 PM


I currently run the following anti-malwares on XP Home:

Spybot S&D (with tea-timer)
Spyware Guard
a-squared (used for standalone scans only)
ewido security (used for standalone scans only)
Norton AV 2005
(and use Firefox for browsing)

Until now I've just used the default admin account for everything, but have just realized this is probably a bad idea, and I've now created a limited user account that I'm going to use for browsing the net - my question is ... will these anti-spyware applications still be effective on the new, limited user account ?

Thanks in advance

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#2 Grinler


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Posted 30 May 2005 - 09:06 PM

There may be some system files/directories that it wont be able to access and therefore clean. Running from a limited user account will, though, make it much difficult for malware to install.

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