One of the security tips that is easily done is to change your user status from Administrator to Standard User. A recent report from Avecto said that, “92% of Critical vulnerabilities would be mitigated by removing admin rights across an enterprise.”
I thought I’d give it a try and see what problems I might run into.
Here’s the process.
- Create another Administrator account so that you always have that available to make changes. I like to have two just in case.
- Change your user account to Standard from Administrator.
- Make sure when you start your computer that you login with the Standard account. I actually named my accounts as Tom- Standard and Tom-Administrator.
- I’ll keep track of the problems I encounter.