Limited user accounts offer strong protection, but are rarely used by the majority of computer users. RunSafer makes using an Administrator account safer by running user-selected programs as a Limited user when you are in an Administrator account.
When a program is running using RunSafer, any other program that is launched by this program will also "inherit" the Limited user account restrictions. This means that when your browser is run using RunSafer and a document viewer or media player is automatically launched to view content from the internet, then that program also inherits the same security restrictions; if the document viewer or media player ends up being used to infect your computer then the malware will be heavily restricted in the ways that it could infect your system.
Some malware cannot infect a computer with the restrictions of a Limited user account at all.
A program can be set to RunSafer by opening the Online Armor Control Panel, selecting Programs from the Main Menu, then selecting the desired program in the list and clicking the RunSafer button.
When you see a pop-up to Allow or Block an Unknown program when it tries to run, then you will also be able to select RunSafer on the pop-up.
RunSafer is best used on any program that handles internet content including web browsers, email programs, instant messengers, media players, word processors and other document viewers, download managers, and more. RunSafer can also be used on Unknown programs that you are not sure of but still feel that you should Allow to run.
Running a program normally or with RunSafer one time only
When a program is set to RunSafer, you may need to occasionally run it normally. Conversely, you may also want to run a program as RunSafer without setting Online Armor to always run the program with RunSafer.
Online Armor adds an item to the Windows Explorer context menu that allows you to do this by right-clicking any program or program shortcut and selecting "Open Safer/Open Normal". If the program is not set to RunSafer then this entry will say "Open Safer", and clicking it will launch the program with the RunSafer restrictions this time only. If this item shows "Open Normal" then the program is set to RunSafer and selecting this menu entry will launch the program without the RunSafer restrictions this time only.
The same action can also be achieved by opening the Online Armor Control Panel, choosing Programs from the Main Menu, right-clicking the program in the Programs list, and selecting "Open Safer/Open Normal".