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Windows 7: User Account Control: Most Annoying Feature Ever?

30 May 2012   #21
Brink

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I have UAC switched off as I found it a pain personally - I have never had any malware and I am not a saint when surfing but I don't do p2p or search for/use warez or ever open email attachments from an unknown source. I also run as admin for the same reason as not using UAC - I like to be in control of what I do and see on my computer. Have run as admin for many years without problems. I do image my system regularly but have never needed to restore due to malware but if you do lower your protection I think imaging is essential.

Just my experiences.
It's your choice of course, but just to note that having UAC turned on actually gives you more control of your system by giving you the ability to allow or deny permission of anything to run as administrator first.
I am relatively intelligent and hopefully quite sensible too so logically everything tells me that lowering system protection is foolish, unwise and unnecessary but my experiences tell me otherwise so I'm afraid it is convenience over safety for me. When I fall flat on my face I assure you I will be the first to point the finger - directly at me!

LOL


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30 May 2012   #22
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Tom, I think you originally asked "Out of curiosity, I was wondering if this program has any redeeming virtues; or if I am not alone in assessing it to be just an annoyance best circumvented?"

After reading almost every post here and enjoying the couple of jollies, I think the consensus is Yes, it has redeeming virtues.

and to answer the 2nd part: No you are not alone

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I have UAC switched off as I found it a pain personally....
Just my experiences.
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....I tried living with it for along time.
....I've shut it down. and am far happier.
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