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Okay, how many of you out there freely browse the web whilst logged on as an administrator, leaving your machine exposed to the perils of malware, simply because you (or the website you're visiting) have the rights to run whatever code you like.  Well there is an easy solution to this problem.  I've come across a handy little tool listed on Mark Russinovich's blog that will enable you to run IE (or Outlook, or anything else!) as a limited user.  Simply download psexec from Mark's Sysinternal's site.  Unzip it and stick it somewhere in your executable path and create yourself a shortcut with a target like so:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\psexec.exe -l -d "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE"
And hey presto you can browse the web a little more safely.

For any of you not familiar with Mark Russinovich's Sysinternals site - go have a look there are loads of great tools and lots of useful info.  Your sure to get a better understanding of some of the mechanics of the Windows platform.

Posted on Wednesday, March 15, 2006 5:49 AM Useful Stuff | Back to top

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