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Secure the Administrator Account
Figure 18-7: Computer Management lists local computer accounts.
6. Rename the account to confuse any malicious scripts that might be
looking for it. Right-click the Guest account again and click Rename.
7. Type a new account name that has some random letters and numbers
in it.
You just want to make it different from Guest.
8. When you are done renaming it, click Enter and you are finished.
Your Guest account is now more secure than ever.
Secure the Administrator Account
The Administrator account is the most important account on the computer
because it has the highest permissions and can do anything it wants to the
configuration and settings of your computer. Securing this valuable account is
critical to the overall security of your computer.
You secure it by ensuring the account is disabled, setting a strong password,
and renaming it so that it is harder for malicious scripts and viruses to try to
use. Doing this is very similar to securing the Guest account as you just did in
the previous section.
Follow these steps to protect your Administrator account:
1. Open the Start screen, type compmgmt.msc , and hit Enter.
2. After Computer Management loads, expand Local Users And Groups and
click the Users folder.
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