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Windows 7: Is this possible?

03 May 2010   #11
zzz2496

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Why bother securing Host file...? By the way, you can't "limit" an administrator in Windows. Administrator is the highest rank of them all. Even if you can't write the file, you (or the malware that uses your credentials) can ALWAYS CHANGE/RETOOK the ownership/ACL. You are the administrator for crying out loud. Or you can do the right thing, use a limited account and use it for day to day computing - leave the admin account alone. Whenever you need to install anything, you can always invoke fast user switching, install the app, log off, and move on...

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06 May 2010   #12
Tepid

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

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use a limited account and use it for day to day computing - leave the admin account alone. Whenever you need to install anything, you can always invoke fast user switching, install the app, log off, and move on...
Or, "Run As Another User"

Because people still don't get that this is the way EVeryone is supposed to be running ANy OS. Weather its Windows, Linux, OS2, Any OS.

They want to run as admin and be secure. I got news for you folks,,, AINT GONNA HAPPEN. Get it? Never Gonna Happen. Get use to it. All OS's should be and most other are run exactly that way.

Linux , Must invoke SUDO to gain admin (root access) to do pretty much anything that is going to alter the OS in a major way.

"Bruh, hmm,hehe, brbrbr, Not me man, I run my OS as I see fit"

Then suffer the consequences of getting infected or attacked and don't bitch about it.

Have a Nice Day.

P.S. To everyone, please tell us all how you know what you are doing and are safe running as full admin with anti-virus, blah blah blah.

In other words. The above quote is the safest way you should be running windows, and there is no debate about it. So, all the anecdotal stories in the world are not going to change it. We have all heard them. We know, we get it. That doesn't change the above quote any way whatsoever.
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06 May 2010   #13
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I've used a light weight 3rd party program like Easy file locker in the past to do the same thing which was pretty effective and easy to use (and it's free)
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06 May 2010   #14
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Would it be possible to enable the Hidden admin, make a standard user, then make all the changes and rehide the hidden admin?
Not sure, but it seems like it would solve the problem.

~Lordbob
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06 May 2010   #15
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

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