5. Do not work with administrative rights

You should not work with administrative rights by default. In all modern operating systems, the user accounts can be assigned different rights. Unlimited access to all functions of the operating system is given to user accounts of the category "administrator" or "root". The rights are restricted for "user" or "restricted" accounts.
Administrator rights are required to make or change configurations. Working with administrator rights makes it possible for many malicious programs to be fully exploited, or a successful attacker automatically has administrative rights.

You should disable or delete unused user accounts.


If you are running Windows with limited privileges, you may be able to access administrative privileges if necessary

1. by click on the executable file and enter the administrator's login data in the User Account Control window that appears.

2. by right-click on the executable file, select "run as administrator", and enter the login data of the administrator.

Detailed description of working with administrative permissions (in German)