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Windows 7: What did I do wrong?

21 Nov 2010   #1
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
What did I do wrong?

Hello to all,
Using the standard first user/administrative account I have been able to stop processes and run programs like SAS, Commodo, Malwarbytes and install programs with no problem. Recently I have toyed(messed with Commodo Settings) and not remembering which. Now when I install a program I must use the run as administrator prompt. To run the above programs, I have to run as administrator. Even if I have changed the Compatibility mode to run as administrator. I can't stop processes in Task Manager as it says I need adminstrator privileges.
Does anyone have any idea of what I did wrong, or am I hacked. Using W7 Ultimate 64 bit. About the same time my recycle bin has not been clearing the trash out of the icon until reboot. That is using CCleaner, Windows Disk Cleaner or Winutilities.
A cry goes out to the members for assistance, thanks for any who can reply.
glennc


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21 Nov 2010   #2
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Have you tried turning UAC off?
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21 Nov 2010   #3
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Glen... since the problem originated when you started changing your settings in Comodo, try doing a system restore to a point before the problem started, or, uninstall Comodo, then try reinstalling it to revert it to its default settings..
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21 Nov 2010   #4
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Have you tried turning UAC off?
Good Day Golden,
Thanks for responding. The answer is no I have never gone near UAC in any form that recognized. Hope that helps.
glennc
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21 Nov 2010   #5
mborner

Windows 7 Pro/32 Academic. Build 7600
 
 

Go to Start/search and type "accounts" in the search box. In the results window, click on "user accounts". Click on "change your account type". Do you get a UAC prompt? If so, enter the UAC password and continue. You should be at a window that looks like this:

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Does yours say Administrator?
Also, in the compatibility tab, if you tell a program to "run as an administrator", you are password protecting the program to require administrative privileges and you will receive a UAC prompt when you open the program. If you don't want to be bothered with UAC every time you open a program, uncheck that box.
I don't believe changes you made to Comodo caused your UAC prompts, but I'm not familliar with Comodo.


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21 Nov 2010   #6
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

+1 Tews.

Uninstall Comodo. You will have to uninstall to reset it to default since you don't remember what you changed.
It will never work right as is even if it is not causing all the other problems.
So start there.

Then you can check other things as mborner has suggested.
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21 Nov 2010   #7
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Good suggestions there : uninstall, reinstall Comodo, then try UAC.
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21 Nov 2010   #8
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Uninstall Comodo off line. Check how things work off line before reinstall Comodo. No interference for sure from Comodo if it isn't there.

Then reinstall at your leisure.
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21 Nov 2010   #9
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Many thanks to the responses to my issue. I glad there is a consensus, and will uninstall Commodo, check and if o.k., reinstall it. Fingers crossed.
glennc
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21 Nov 2010   #10
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Back again with good news and I can't decipher information. Reinstalling seems to allow me access to the programs without the need of the UAC prompt. I checked the User Account and it took me into that page without giving me a UAC box. Is that good or bad?
Thanks all,
glennc
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