preventing virus and malware from admin user

Dell Inspiron black 15r notebook
February 16, 2017 at 08:15:28
Specs: Windows 7 pro
we are in a small corporate environment.
we have one user that needs administrator permissions to run some software
the problem is, this user regularly accidentally installs viruses and malware from her browsing habits.
we have spent countless hours cleaning up the system from various attacks, malware and viruses.

is there a way to give the user admin permissions to run the software, but block things from being installed.

it is an active directory system

thanks


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#1
February 16, 2017 at 08:21:20
mmm... Bit of rum situation when a user with admin rights is part of a problem re' malware/viruses etc...

Perhaps restrict the profile (for that user only) so as to NOT allow actual online presence; able to browse access local network etc but thing outside of it?


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#2
February 16, 2017 at 09:05:44
I don't know how to set that restriction

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#3
February 16, 2017 at 10:27:14
This might help:

http://windowsitpro.com/security/bl...

Per Chance Wanderer drops across this one he might come up with a more clear how to; as he was (in the past) a regular contributor the Winnt Magazine - in print and online - and the link above is from that (now renamed) website.

We have exchanged chats and ideas a times in the past...


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#4
February 16, 2017 at 10:29:24
Do you have a Company Acceptable Use Policy? Failing that, definitely don't add her Domain User account to the Local Admin Group.

Give her a Local Admin account. Have her use the "Run as Administrator" or "Run as Different User" while logged into the computer with her Domain User account. She can then enter the Credentials for the Local Admin account.

Please let us know if any of the suggestions here are helpful. I think most of us appreciate the feedback and knowing we're not just talking (typing) to hear ourselves. :)

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