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When logged into Windows, it's safer to websurf in a limited user account (rather than an administrator user account) because then if you do get infected by malware, the malware won't have administrator account privileges, and so has less ability to harm your computer. But what if you're logged into a limited user account (and not simultaneously logged into an administrator user account) but you're running any software (such as HideMyIP) with administrator privileges (because it won't run otherwise)? In that case, could malware take advantage of administrator level privileges in attacking your computer?

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Although you are more protected surfing the web with a limited account, it is not 100% safe.

Some Malware is designed to attack vulnerabilities and security flaws in your computer that will allow the malware to run as an admin even if you are in a limited account.

You must ensure you keep your windows and other installed software updated to minimize your chances of getting infected.

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