Hello all (and a Big salutations to Oldsod!)
I wanted to see what everyone's opinion on this matter is. I purchased a computer for a sibling and wanted to know whether giving them a Standard User Account (under Vista) would be enough to deter from 99.9% of malware/virus/troyan/etc. infections? As I recall from previous advice from this board, a Standard User Account has limited access and requires entering the Admin password in order to install or use various services in the Windows OS. Therefore, would this alone suffice to keep a PC clean from drive-by-downloads, poor web habits (e.g. opening and downloading email attachments), etc.?
To my understanding, the reason why malware runs rampant is that 99% of people use their administrator account (mostly due to convenience). I might be severely misinformed, so any help would be great.
I wish everyone a great summer!