Brian Krebs blogged today about the importance of running everyday software applications under user accounts and discussed, for those users who for whatever reason run as administrator, running browser and e-mail and other applications that are Web-facing programs its own less-privileged account by using Microsoft's DropMyRights.
I have been running my home computers under a user account for some time now and haven't had trouble with any of my applications except three:
– Intuit QuickBooks 2006
– Family Tree Maker 2006
– Intuit Turbo Tax (needs admin rights for auto-update)
I use runas for Quickbooks and Family Tree Maker. These applications need to be fixed so they don’t require admin rights to run them!