ProperGander

Security for the masses

Creating a user account in XP

Follow the step by step instructions below to create a new user account in windows with out administrator privilages. An account such as this will severly limit the ability of any malware to damage or compromise your computer. This limited account may cause some inconvenience when attempting to install software or change system settings, but it really is worth that inconvenience. If you find that a limited account restricts your everyday usage of windows too much, I highly recommend that you at least use such a restricted account for browsing the Internet.

Open the control panel

Open the user accounts category

Click "create a new account"

Enter a name for the new account and click Next

Select "Limited" for the new account type and click "Create Account"

On completion this window will be displayed, once you log out of Windows the new account will be ready to use