What seems difficult to truism, was now occupied by an analysis: Working with Windows 7 users without administrative rights, will remain 90 percent of all attacks on Windows vulnerabilities ineffective. In the case of Microsoft Office is as high as 100 percent.
According to a report of the IT security product manufacturer Beyond Trust, a majority of security problems in Microsoft products by the removal of administrative rights are restricted. Beyond Trust in 2009 looked at all of Microsoft security bulletins released for Windows, Office and Internet Explorer. The results were clear: 64 percent of all security breaches could not be used if the current user has no admin powers.
For Windows 7, so 90 percent of a critical security gaps be countered, in the case of Office and Internet Explorer 8 is as high as 100 percent. The fact that Windows 7 is a total secure than Windows XP, for example, is also clear from the report: In Windows XP can be achieved by the withdrawal of administrative privileges to only 62 percent of the attacks to prevent security breaches. Also interesting is the high value of 87 percent in relation to remote code execution. For this elite class among the attacks - the attacker can execute thereby allow arbitrary code on the victim's PC - had only 13 percent of all cases of success, the admin rights were revoked. Overall, stay more than four in five (81 percent) of all in 2009 are considered critical vulnerabilities without effect if the user works with normal user rights.