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is vista + ie7 protected mode same as running in limited user account?

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Old 01-04-2010
james
 

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is vista + ie7 protected mode same as running in limited user account?
When I use ie7 in vista in an administrator account, it says protected mode
is on. Is this equivalent to running the browser in a limited user account?
And does that mean no virus/malware can infect my PC even if I accidentally
click on a malicious URL?

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Old 01-04-2010
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Re: is vista + ie7 protected mode same as running in limited user account?
"james" <nospam@nospam.com> wrote in message
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> When I use ie7 in vista in an administrator account, it says protected
> mode is on. Is this equivalent to running the browser in a limited
> user account? And does that mean no virus/malware can infect my PC
> even if I accidentally click on a malicious URL?


No, you should still use limited accounts for surfing.


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