I want to share a simple setup change to make your Windows 10 computer more secure.
Windows 10 is very secure with built-in firewall and anti-virus protection, but a potential danger is that the default setup means the user has administrator privileges. The danger here is that software can be loaded without the user giving permission. For example the user gets an email with an attachment which they think is a document, but it turns out to be a program like ransomware which is going to encrypt all their files and start deleting them until they pay a ransom. They double click on the 'document' expecting it to open when instead the ransomware software is installed on the computer.
To make sure this can't happen the simple solution is to have 2 accounts on your computer: An admin account and a standard user account which you use everyday. The only time you need to use the admin account or type in the admin password is when you are installing software, an upgrade or making a major change to your computer. You will know you are doing this, so expect to have to use the admin password. At any other time you have the added security of having to input the admin password and you can ask yourself why (or an IT support person like myself!).
So I am going to show you how to setup an admin account on your Windows 10 computer.