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Make a non-administrator account your main account

When you use a PC or Mac, you might have multiple user accounts set up. Try to use a normal non-admin account for your day-to-day activities. That way, it’s harder for anyone to do lasting harm to your system if it’s stolen or infected while logged in to an admin account with extensive permissions.

Don’t use an admin account on a daily basis

Admin accounts are powerful. They extend certain permissions not available to other accounts on a device. The bad news is that if your device is lost, stolen or hacked, these administrator capabilities could be manipulated to cause a lot of damage. Consider setting up a second account for daily use, one without admin privileges.