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    Default What is AlterEgo?

    Sorry I couldn't find the description. But I think it will be helpful if a brief description is included at the beginning of the section.
    I posted in here because I was not allowed to do it inside the AlterEgo section.
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    Of course not, Becky . I don't really have the time now, but... I think Alterego is a project. It's for Spybot-SD if I'm correct. The reason you cannot post in there is because you're not a developer or working in the project. It is in public view. If it was something private, it would be... simple, hidden from public view.

    What I would like to know is why would you even browse there?

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    I found a description post for alterego here:
    http://forums.spybot.info/showthread...ighlight=Alter
    That post includes a link to a flash tutorial:
    http://safer-networking.org/flash/ho...lterego-en.htm
    Last edited by Zenobia; 2008-05-22 at 07:48.

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    After reading the links provided by Zenobia, AlterEgo is really a program.

    Zenobia, can you tell me exactly what the AlterEgo is used for. After reading the explanation, I'm still confused. Thanks.

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    It is pretty straightforward info.What part of the post do you not understand?

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    It was late last night and I was up doing work and on this forum. I just skimmed through the contents.

    So basically AlterEgo enables the user to runs programs at Admin-level? Nice.

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    No,from what I got out of it,it helps you run some apps,like Internet Explorer,etc. with less privileges,while still using an admin account.

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    Hm. In other words... is it like running programs at Admin-level while the program is sorta like running with Limited Account privileges?

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    Well,no.A person would be still on their Administrator account,but the apps the person checkmarks when setting up Alter Ego would be run from a limited account,which would be safer than running the apps from an Administrator account with administrator priviledges.
    Last edited by Zenobia; 2008-05-24 at 18:51.

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    Thanks for the "comprehensive" explaination.

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