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Use a non-administrator ID

There are two primary types of Windows accounts, Administrator and Non-Administrator IDs. The risk of only using an Administrator ID to access your PC is that this account can change any data, program and setting on your PC. If you become infected with a virus while using the Administrator account, hackers will be able to easily make changes to your PC and perform their crimes. The solution is to create a Non-Administrator ID on your PC, which by default will not have permissions to install viruses, install software, make changes to programs, and make changes to settings on your PC. You should use the Non-Administrator ID for your day-to-day PC activities. You should use the Administrator ID on special occasions when you need to install new software, remove software, add users to your PC, or make changes to your PC's settings.
How to create a Non-Administrator ID: How to create an Administrator ID: The following links provide information to help you create administrator and non-administrator accounts: Windows XP Help
Windows 7 Help

The following links provide information for renaming administrator IDs:
Windows XP Help
Windows 7 Help

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