Basic question about security

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by skamaraju, Oct 1, 2004.

  1. skamaraju

    skamaraju skamaraju

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    Sorry for this basic question. Do the worms and viruses from internet get into only primary partition with OS or can they get into other partitions too?
     
  2. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    Depends on the virus, but yes some can damage files anywhere on your drive(s).
     
  3. Xie

    Xie - geek - Subscribed User Folding Team

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    Like j79zlr stated .. if your running as administrator (XP default), that worm/virus has all the permissions you do hypotheticly. :)
     
  4. skamaraju

    skamaraju skamaraju

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    In such a case, do you think I have to create a non-administrator account and use it for routine computer use like photoshop and internet? Can you post some links.
     
  5. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    non-admin accounts only limit the user so that they cant install software on the machine... it doesnt stop them from opening the file.