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Tweak It and Freak It: A Killer Guide to Making Windows Run Your Way by Paul McFedries

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CHAPTER 12 Taking Advantage of the Administrator Account

The security problems in Windows XP were well documented and much lampooned. Why was XP such a security nightmare? There are a few culprits, but for my money the biggest by far was that most users were running Windows XP with administrator-level permissions. Administrators can do anything to a Windows machine, including installing programs, adding devices, updating drivers, installing updates and patches, changing Registry settings, running high-level ...

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