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Windows 7: do you want this program to make changes message

10 Sep 2009   #1
bounce

windows 7 32bit
 
 
do you want this program to make changes message

Is it possible to set the security level for certain programs, the "do you want this program to make changes to your computer" message is annoying to have to click on everytime I open a program.

Is this how it's supposed to be, or am I missing something here? thanks


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10 Sep 2009   #2
gamepro127

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bounce View Post
Is it possible to set the security level for certain programs, the "do you want this program to make changes to your computer" message is annoying to have to click on everytime I open a program.

Is this how it's supposed to be, or am I missing something here? thanks
Its called Windows UAC (user account control)
Go to control panel, System and security, Change user account settings and then put the bar were you want it (I have it disabled). Reboot and there you go!

+REp if I helped!
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10 Sep 2009   #3
Sassa

 
 

You can turn UAC off as gamerpro127 suggested, but it's not recommended...

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10 Sep 2009   #4
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sassa View Post
You can turn UAC off as gamerpro127 suggested, but it's not recommended...

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One of the first things I do after install windows is turn UAC off. As long as you know what you're doing no harm will come of it. However, if you're not confident then turning it off is probably not a good idea.
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11 Sep 2009   #5
bounce

windows 7 32bit
 
 

UAC seams REALLY clunky, coming from XP it feels like win7 became less transparent with things like this... I'm sure it's been said millions of times before but UAC needs a programs exclusion option.
Anyhow, I'm going to hunt for some threads on how to keep computer safe with it off. In XP all I had going was nod32, malwarebytes, and I no problems for years. If anyone has any suggestions for this it would be great to hear them. thanks
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11 Sep 2009   #6
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bounce View Post
Is it possible to set the security level for certain programs, the "do you want this program to make changes to your computer" message is annoying to have to click on everytime I open a program.

Is this how it's supposed to be, or am I missing something here? thanks
Bounce

win 7 with UAC turned off and NOD32 and malwarebytes is just as secure as XP with them. Actually slightly more secure because of DEP

Its a royal pain and many of us have it turned off

Ken
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11 Sep 2009   #7
bounce

windows 7 32bit
 
 

Thanks Ken, that's a major relief to hear.
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11 Sep 2009   #8
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bounce View Post
Is it possible to set the security level for certain programs, the "do you want this program to make changes to your computer" message is annoying to have to click on everytime I open a program.

Is this how it's supposed to be, or am I missing something here? thanks
For most programs that should never come up.

Are you getting it for EVERY program? Or is there one particular program that's doing it every time?

Some programs try to write things into the windows folder or protected areas of the registry. Those popups are basically telling you that a certain program is doing something that it probably shouldn't.

Once you are done setting a mchine up UAC fades into the deep background ususaly. I totaly forgot about it on Vista after the first couple months after my hardware/software install frenzy abated. But if some program DOES try to change system settings without my ok, I sure want to know about it. I fear the more and more pervasive maleware like behavior of software from "trusted" companies like google more than viruses at this point. Things are getting more... extreme with those guys all the time.
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11 Sep 2009   #9
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bounce View Post
Thanks Ken, that's a major relief to hear.
Only other thing I would do is to run ESet smart security instead of just running NOD32. ESS has a pretty darn good firewall as well as nod32's virus engine
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11 Sep 2009   #10
bounce

windows 7 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bounce View Post
Thanks Ken, that's a major relief to hear.
Only other thing I would do is to run ESet smart security instead of just running NOD32. ESS has a pretty darn good firewall as well as nod32's virus engine
To the post above this one, it's just certain programs that do it. Cheers for the smart security tip. I also started a new thread here UAC off, now what?

but I think I have what I need to enjoy win7 more now. thanks
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