Windows Live OneCare Help Center
About user account permissions and Windows Live OneCare
Some Windows Live OneCare tasks require special user account permissions in order to be performed, so you must be logged on to your computer as an Administrator to run them. In Windows, an Administrator account is a type of user account that provides special permissions which allow you to perform advanced tasks on the computer, such as add and remove other users, install programs, and format disks.
If you are logged on to your computer with a type of user account other than Administrator (for example, as a member of the User group), you will not be able to run these Windows Live OneCare tasks. An error message will appear if you try to perform them.
Windows Live OneCare tasks that require Administrator permissions to perform are:
- Create and view a support log
- Change advanced Firewall settings
- Allow a program that has been blocked by the Firewall
- Turn off the Firewall.
- Turn off Antivirus monitoring
- Exclude a file from Antivirus monitoring or scans
- View files in Quarantine or change their status
- View or change files that are excluded from Antivirus monitoring or scans
- Back up files to CD or DVD (automatic backup to an external hard drive does not require Administrator permissions).
- Restore files from CD, DVD, or external hard drive.
- Turn on or off the Disk Cleanup task in Tune-up
- Install, uninstall, or upgrade Windows Live OneCare
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