I've recently be enlightened that using a Limited Account while connected to the internet, offers some more security than as an Administrator.
Presently I have a Guest account (turned off), a General account (Limited account) and myself as an Administrator account. Also, in Safe Mode is the original Admin account.
My first question is about how to set up and use the Limited account, say for the family to use for everyday internet use. I can set the account up, actually already have one, but what should I have on it? Or, is everything there from the Admin account? Yesterday I switched from the Admin account to the Limited user one, and all of a sudden AVG started to install itself, and get updates. Not that I mind, but I wasn't expecting that. I've read a lot on MS's site about User Accounts but I'm still alittle lost. Also, after switching back to the Adman account, my hard drive was working like mad. When I switched back to the Limited account, and clicked on the AVG icon, it showed that AVG was doing a complete system scan, all of the same files it just did earlier in the day on the Adman account. Is this the way things work?
One more question (for now) is, what IS the difference ( besides not being able to change the date and time) between an Adman account and a Limited user account?
I looked for a tutorial on this here, plus on MS's site. Also did a search here, but no one appears to be as lost as me.
Any advice will be appreciated, and thanks for your time.