I’m not an Administrator.

What Windows Vista feature allows you to run as a normal user until the operating system requires Administrative rights?

A) Power User Group

B) NTFS Permissions

C) Encrypting File System

D) User Account Control

E) Windows Fake-Out

The answer: D) User Account Control

Windows UAC is designed to make you stop what you’re doing and consider the activities of the operating system. If a malicious piece of software was trying to access a protected process, the Windows UAC would stop the process and request your permission to continue.

Want to know more? Watch “Operating System Security Issues.”

The Windows operating system includes a number of security features to secure users, files, and other content. In this video, you’ll learn about local users and groups, UAC, NTFS vs. share permissions, and much more.