Monday, January 02, 2012

Windows Security Advice

Andrei Lisnic provides some simple Windows security 101:

to keep your Windows machine secure:

  • Use your PC with a restricted user account. In Windows XP, create a simple user account in parallel to admin one (with a password of course), and when you need to run a program with admin rights just do a right click and select “run this program as…” and select admin. In Windows Vista/7 turn UAC on to maximum. It might be annoying, but you don’t install programs so often, do you?
  • Disable autorun (which is one of the most used sources of spreading viruses)
  • Use only trusted sources

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