Admin Login Risks: Safeguard Your Business with Affirm IT Services

In the world of IT, there’s a common misconception that having administrator access to your computer is a good thing. After all, it means you can install programs, change settings, and generally have full control over your system. But what if I told you that this level of access could actually be putting your business at risk?

Local Administrator Access: A Double-Edged Sword

On one hand, local administrative access gives you the freedom to make changes to your system without any restrictions. On the other hand, it also opens the door for potential security threats.

The Risks of Being an Administrator

When you’re logged in as an administrator, any program that gets installed on your PC can act maliciously as you. It can access every single file on your PC, encrypt them, delete them, rename them, or change them. By being logged on as an administrator, you’re actually putting yourself up to a lot of risk.

The Case of the Bogus Antivirus Program

Let’s consider a real-life example. I once encountered a case where someone was logged in as an administrator and accidentally installed a bogus antivirus program. If they hadn’t been an administrator, the system would have prompted them for credentials and they probably would have stopped at that point and thought, “Hang on, why am I doing this?”

Affirm IT: Your Guide to Secure IT Practices

At Affirm IT, we’re not just your IT experts, we’re your guides to secure IT practices. We can help you understand the risks associated with local administrator access and how to manage them effectively.

Tailored IT Security: Your Personal Security Plan

Whether you’re a small business looking for basic protection or a high-value enterprise in need of advanced security, we’re here to help. Understanding the risks associated with local administrator access is the first step to managing your IT security.

If you’re interested in learning more about how we can help secure your business, don’t hesitate to get in touch. Our team of four excellent IT professionals is never more than a phone call away. Whether it’s a faulty printer, a missing email, or server backup/restores, we’re here to support your business with both remote and onsite IT support.

We’re Cyber Essentials Certified and ready to help with your IT Security. Give us a call at 01157530123 or drop us an email at We’re looking forward to partnering with you to manage your IT risks effectively.