Why You Shouldn’t Use an Admin Account as Your Main Account

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Just about everyone uses an administrator account for the primary computer account. But there are security risks associated with that. If a malicious program or attackers are able to get control of your user account, they can do a lot more damage with an administrator account than with a standard account. You can protect yourself by using a standard account as your primary account and then temporarily elevating permissions when you need to make administrator changes. What’s the difference between admin accounts and standard accounts? Administrator accounts (or admin accounts) are basically the most powerful account type on a computer.

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