There are at least thousands, probably millions, of threats to your computer in the wild right now. Hackers are constantly adapting and updating old viruses and attacks to breach your defenses.
That's why software developers release regular updates for their programs to close security holes that hackers might use. In fact, Microsoft releases updates for Windows and its other products on the second Tuesday every month, also known as Update Tuesday. If you really examine those updates, however, an interesting pattern emerges.
That pattern is what a company called Avecto found after examining every Microsoft security update released in 2015. It found that a massive 86% of all Windows threats and 99.5% of Internet Explorer threats required admin privileges to work.
In other words, if you could do away with Windows' administrator account, you would reduce the number of threats by more than four-fifths. And it turns out you actually can.