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Is guest account really safer to use?

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    windws7,32bit+ubuntu, 64bit. (Multi-boot)

    Is guest account really safer to use?

    Do you use guest accout on your computer??
    I mean, if Im the only user of the computer, does it make sense to use a guest account instead of administrators for surfing in internet?

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    I am Woman! Hear Me Roar!
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    4 Windows 7 Pro Sp1- 4 Win 8 Pro, 1- xp pro sp3

    Surfing the internet does not matter if you are a guest, standard user or an administrator
    As a administrator this is the only place you do not need an adiminstrator password to download software
    You can get malware, spyware, viruses or trojans no matter what type of user you are
    The safest way is to make sure you are running an antivirus program, and a antispwyare program and you are carefull where you go while you surf. You can also install WOT which is an addon on ie and firefox and Google Chrome
    This will help to identify some of the bad sites (it is rated by regular users who have been burnt or not)
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Is guest account really safer to use?
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