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

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    james Guest

    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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    FromTheRafters Guest

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

    "james" <nospam@newsgroup> 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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is vista + ie7 protected mode same as running in limited user account?

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