No. I was just saying that UAC is more important than AV. I.E., do not disable UAC in any instance.
It is the #1 reason for the improvement in security on the Windows platform. Macs have always had the equivalent and this cannot be disabled.
The best configuration to run any computing platform is to run with the least possible privileges.
You set up an admin user, "root" in the Unix world, that has all rights for when you want to do specific tasks and then for your day to day use, you use another account with ordinary privileges.
Whenever working with the regular user account, you can type in the root password when needed, similar to "sudo" in the Unix world.
This is basic computer security and now that Windows has finally caught up with this, the platform is a lot more secure.
But Now I need a bit more guidance in setting up an "admin" account. When I turned on the laptop for the first time, I was prompted to give it a name and password, which I did. Now, whenever I boot it up, I'm prompted for that password. Would this then be the "admin" account or not?
If it IS NOT the "admin" account, how do I establish one?
If it IS the admin account, how do I establish "another account with ordinary privileges"?
Finally, if I then have multiple accounts on the computer, how do I switch between them, if necessary?
Sorry, although I'm an experienced Windows user, I've never shared a computer with anyone else, so never set up multiple accounts. On top of that, this is my first experience with Windows 7 (having used XP and Vista previously). Hence, these basic questions.
Thanks for your patience!