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Windows 7: Seperate user account still affect others "envirement"

16 Jun 2011   #1
SevenNerd

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
Seperate user account still affect others "envirement"

Lets say I have two user accounts on my windows 7 machine. (both with admin rights) If one account gets a virus/malware, will the other account become infected?


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16 Jun 2011   #2
Cookieman

Windows 7/Linux
 
 

It depends on the type of malware affecting the machine. Some malware will act globally (across all user accounts) other malware will act locally (affect only one account)

Remember to ensure you have good protection to avoid infection in the first place. A minimum of an antivirus with 'real time protection' (running all the time) and an anti-malware scanner running as 'scan on demand' (as and when needed) is a must in today's environment.
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16 Jun 2011   #3
t-4-2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SevenNerd View Post
Lets say I have two user accounts on my windows 7 machine. (both with admin rights) If one account gets a virus/malware, will the other account become infected?
Wonder why no one answers this.
I'll stick my neck out and reply...
Answer : yes. Virus attacks the operating system, not individual accounts.

Hope you have a good Av ( anti-virus ) program.
I recommend Malwarebytes. One of the best in the business.
Download link. It is free.
Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (free)

After you have downloaded and installed it, it should prompt you to update the program. If it does not, open Malwarebytes > click update > after that, click Scanner > click Perform Full scan.
When done, it will show you the summary and report.
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16 Jun 2011   #4
SevenNerd

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

TY, yes im very familiar with MBAM and MSE... I submit samples weekly for database updates! :)

Thanks for the quick reply...
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16 Jun 2011   #5
t-4-2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SevenNerd View Post
TY, yes im very familiar with MBAM and MSE... I submit samples weekly for database updates! :)

Thanks for the quick reply...
You are welcome.
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16 Jun 2011   #6
Iforgot

Win7 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SevenNerd View Post
Lets say I have two user accounts on my windows 7 machine. (both with admin rights) If one account gets a virus/malware, will the other account become infected?
Any virus/malware that gets downloaded, firstly get run with the rights/privileges of the account that downloaded it. Both accounts have "admin" rights.

The virus/malware has the rights to do whatever it likes until/if the virus scanner picks it up.

User accounts are useful.
Run As Administrator is even more.
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