I have a very straightforward question. Is there any downside to logging in as an administrator all the time in windows 7?
I mean, it asks you whenever a program asks for permission to do something as an admin so how is this any less secure than logging in as a regular user.
One shortfall I see is that as an admin it does not ask for your password each time this occurs so in theory malicious programs could click the "allow" but for you. But supposedly the dimming of the screen prevents other programs from running. Whereas if you are required to input a password at least the malicious program would have to have this.
Anyway the question comes down to, name vulnerabilities of logging in to windows 7 as an administrator vs as a standard user. Especially with the UAC features that have been added.