My knowledge level about OSs and security is extremely low. Is anyone willing to tell me whether it's risky for me to use an application that requires me to run it with admin permissions and to put it on my AV exception list in order to properly save files?
For background, this is a machine embroidery design package called Embird, out of Czech Republic. When my files weren't saving, support told me to run as admin and put all its EXE and DLL files in my AV exception list.
Other similar applications I have used do not require admin permissions to save files.
When I asked why admin permissions are required, I triggered a kind of fight-or-flight, abusive, kiss-off response but no actual answer (ending in "use your antivirus software to do embroidery").
I've sunk 2 years and more than $1000 in this software and I don't want to switch, with all the time costs of training on a new interface as well as the financial cost of acquiring a new application, if it's not necessary.