Like most of us, I'm learning about this malware stuff the hard way... by digging myself out of infection.
I came across the idea of surfing from a standard user profile rather than an administrator profile to prevent malicious ads and web pages from installing anything. It seems like a simple idea but it still depends on the oh-so-porous impermeability of Windows. It would also entail switching accounts to install anything. This would mean shutting all programs down then restarting them from a different account.
I am the only one who uses my computer so I only have one user account, an administrator. I would have to create a second account to do this. I am hoping that I can get feedback on to what extent this is good practice and common practice. Is it worthwhile?
Edited by Friar K, 16 February 2015 - 08:37 PM.