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Windows 7: Question about Admin/user accounts

25 Jul 2013   #1

win 7 64 Home edition
Question about Admin/user accounts

If i add anti malware programs to my Admin account do i also need to do the same to my user accounts


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25 Jul 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Hello Herb,

No. When you install an AV program, it's for the whole PC. Usually only administrators will be able to adjust the AV program's settings though.

Hope this helps,
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25 Jul 2013   #3

win 7 64 Home edition

Hi Brink, does this include programs like Malwarebytes . When i add anti malware programs other than AV like on demand scanners should it show in my user account even though i installed it as admin. Thanks
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25 Jul 2013   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Most likely, you will not get a shortcut automatically created for the program in a standard user account unless it asks you if you wanted to for all users during installation.

You could always manually create a shortcut of the program in any account though. However, if the program requires to "Run as administrator" (elevated) with a UAC prompt, then only an administrator will be able to open it.
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25 Jul 2013   #5

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1

With Malwarebytes a Standard user can not update the virus definitions. Only Admin users can update virus definitions.
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