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Why doesn't the administrator mode protect Windows from malware?

It is often given as the main reason for Linux' relative safety from malware that only the root account, which is not used for e.g. browsing the web, can make significant changes to the system. ...
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Windows 7 can't write to root of non-system drive [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Creating file on disk partition gives 0x80070522 I have my C: drive which is an SSD, and an F: drive which is a 500GB hard drive. I cannot write to the root of the hard ...
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Why is it bad to run as root?

I've often come across posts on forums or other websites where you see people joking in such a manner about running/logging in as root as if it's something awful and everyone ought to know about it. ...