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can a key logger program steal admin password when you install program from limited user account

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Old February 20th 11, 02:11 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.general,microsoft.public.windows.vista.security,microsoft.public.windows.vista
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Default can a key logger program steal admin password when you install program from limited user account

I have admin and limited user account on my PC. I always run in
limited user account, except when installing program and doing other
system maintenance work.

In limited user account, when I install a program, it will pop up a
dialog to ask for admin password.

Suppose that under limited user account, I by mistake downloaded
virus/trojan, can this virus/trojan/key logger steal the admin
password when I try to install a program?

I know that I'll be safe if I switch to admin account to do the

And yes, there is a possibility that the virus will change the program
I want to install. Let's ignore this possibility for now.

I am running Win7.


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