Posted 03 June 2006 - 09:02 PM
If you have XP Home, set your lone account to no password and change the login requirement in Users in the control panel, but there is a very valid reason not to do that.
Not that you must use passwords when you are the sole user, but you need two accounts - one administrator and one limited.
An account with administrator rights should never be used for surfing the internet as any malware that may be accidentally or inadvertently downloaded while using an account with administrator rights will then have the unlimited rights of that account to infect your computer.
It enables malware to change settings, run all programs, install or infect all software and access all data including passwords and financial records.
Setting up and using limited user accounts in Windows XP will keep some spyware at bay because XP's limited user accounts do not have permission to
install new software or do anything else that a limited account cannot do.