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Windows 7: What are the implications of disabling the UAC


21 Aug 2010   #31

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Petey7 View Post
For some reason, at my school we have to download and install this weird Cisco Clean Access Agent program (I think its called something else now) that insist on trying to run at startup. You have to change settings is a few different places to get it to not run. Point is, the thing scans you computer to make sure you have an antivirus installed and checks some other stuff. Its really like malware in a way.
When you plug into and use the schools network, or any other persons network, or a companies network you are sometimes going to be asked/forced/required to follow some rules. These places have a responsibility to try to keep the entire population safe using it. I for one would not want some unprotected and potentially unsafe computer plugging into any network that I maintain. If you don't want to abide by these rules, please choose to simply not use the network...don't take actions to shut off these applications and prevent them from not running...that's a really uncool thing to do.
The software is required to run to connect to the schools network, but it is bloated (lot of RAM usage) and runs non-stop. As in, it uses 10% of my processing power non-stop and chooses to randomly start reading my hard drive. Would you want a program like that running 24/7? When your doing video editing/encoding? I only want it to not run when I'm not connected to schools network and to run when I decide to connect. I am a commuter, so on average I only need it to run for about an hour a day at most.

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21 Aug 2010   #32

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Petey7 View Post
The software is required to run to connect to the schools network, but it is bloated (lot of RAM usage) and runs non-stop. As in, it uses 10% of my processing power non-stop and chooses to randomly start reading my hard drive. Would you want a program like that running 24/7? When your doing video editing/encoding? I only want it to not run when I'm not connected to schools network and to run when I decide to connect. I am a commuter, so on average I only need it to run for about an hour a day at most.
No, I would not. And for that reason, I would never put certain computers onto their network. If I were you I would buy a netbook and use that for school.

For work, I can install our VPN software and such on my home computer...however that means I get a bunch of checkpoint garbage that I don't want installed. For that reason, i don't install it. Instead, I just go grab my work laptop and use that instead....it's got all that stuff on it already for being on our LAN. Is it convenient...not really....but then again I don't want that garbage on my personal computer so I don't connect it.
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21 Aug 2010   #33

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
UAC Popups

Barman gives a good solution to some of the popups. Another one is run a docking program with elevated privleges and the apps you launch from there will not induce the popup warning. I use task scheduler and Rocket Dock (RocketDock does not support Win 7 X64 but I have it working just fine). There are other docks out there. I would not turn off UAC. Just an opinion.
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22 Aug 2010   #34

7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Teerex View Post
Why the hell would you want to run CCleaner at every startup?
Why wouldn't you? It empties the recycle bin for you, deletes all your temp files, and clears my custom folders that fill up quickly with junk e.g. uTorrent added torrents (which you don't need) and BF2 logo and server cache (makes it quicker to log in). It only takes a split second literally to run, but a lot longer with UAC enabled
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