Windows Non-admin Hall Of Shame

“This wiki page is dedicated to the thousands of applications that break when run as non-admin. I’ve moved the HallOfShame here so that people can add their own anecdotes. Please just follow the convention of using the HOS suffix for each HOS wikiword. Thanks! Please do take the time to notify the company of the problem. You can make a difference.”

I always recommend that users run with a non-admin user account to avoid being overtaken by malware. I get a lot of push-back from users and administrators, and with good reason in some cases, the applications just don’t run unless you have administrative rights. Please follow up with your vendors and ask them to fix their code.
Hall Of Shame Homepage

Paul Asadoorian

Paul Asadoorian is currently the Principal Security Evangelist for Eclypsium, focused on firmware and supply chain security awareness. Paul’s passion for firmware security extends back many years to the WRT54G hacking days and reverse engineering firmware on IoT devices for fun. Paul and his long-time podcast co-host Larry Pesce co-authored the book “WRTG54G Ultimate Hacking” in 2007, which fueled the firmware hacking fire even more. Paul has worked in technology and information security for over 20 years, holding various security and engineering roles in a lottery company, university, ISP, independent penetration tester, and security product companies such as Tenable. In 2005 Paul founded Security Weekly, a weekly podcast dedicated to hacking and information security. In 2020 Security Weekly was acquired by the Cyberrisk Alliance. Paul is still the host of one of the longest-running security podcasts, Paul’s Security Weekly, he enjoys coding in Python & telling everyone he uses Linux.

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