I have a VPN program called Private Internet Access. It is really designed to run from an Administrator account. When I log onto my Administrator account on the computer, the VPN starts automatically and connects me to the VPN service. If I log on to my User account (which is what I usually use) the VPN does not start. However, if I right-click the Private Internet Access icon and select "Run as Administrator" then the VPN will start and connect me to the VPN service.
The reason that I almost always operate the computer as a User is that this provides much better security when surfing the internet, as compared to operating as an Administrator. But if I am running the VPN as an Administrator does this make me just as vulnerable to internet threats as if I were actually logged on as an Administrator, or do the Administrator rights only extend to the Private Internet Access program?
Thanks in advance.
Edited by hamluis, 26 June 2017 - 08:29 AM.
Moved from Win 7 to Gen Security - Hamluis.