To protect your Windows 10 PC from hackers, try this: Creating a local user account to be your Administrator account. Many Windows 10 users make the mistake of using the Administrator account as their everyday user account, which makes your PC more vulnerable if your user account is hacked. 

One of the advantages of Linux PCs is that by default users don’t have “always-on” administrator accounts. Instead, authorized users elevate their privileges to act as an administrator for brief periods of time. It’s a good system that can help thwart attackers and keep the PC more secure.

Technically, we have the same situation on Windows 10, where we temporarily elevate our user privileges to install a program or carry out other privileged tasks. The difference is that in Linux you have to enter a password to elevate privileges, but in Windows 10 most of us just have to click Yes inside a User Account Control (UAC) dialog box. 

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Source: Computing – PC World

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