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Windows 7: UAC off, now what?


11 Sep 2009   #1

windows 7 32bit
 
 
UAC off, now what?

Coming from XP where I didn't have worm/virus type problems for years with just Nod32, malwarebytes, superantispyware installed + common sense I'm finding the UAC to be very clunky. I'm going to run these (superantispyware when it's Windows 7 ready) again, what else would you suggest to keep system security smooth with UAC off? thanks

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11 Sep 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I really wouldn't suggest turning UAC off honestly. It can be a bit noisy at first, but once you have things setup..you will hardly ever see it again. Also, you can customize the amount of annoyingness of it in Windows 7. So, maybe try taking it down to the next slider bar lower rather than totally disabling it.

I just recommend leaving it on because MS as an OS has had a rough security run for the past few years. However, things have improved, but simply disabling things like UAC somewhat defeats the intended purpose.
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11 Sep 2009   #3

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
I really wouldn't suggest turning UAC off honestly. It can be a bit noisy at first, but once you have things setup..you will hardly ever see it again. Also, you can customize the amount of annoyingness of it in Windows 7. So, maybe try taking it down to the next slider bar lower rather than totally disabling it.

I just recommend leaving it on because MS as an OS has had a rough security run for the past few years. However, things have improved, but simply disabling things like UAC somewhat defeats the intended purpose.
BEAT ME TO IT!!!! Yeah pparks is right just slide the slider bar down instead of turning it off completely as it'll still protect you that little bit more. Hey, even if you have it on Minimum it's still on and can stop potential viruses/worms/trojans etc. getting in to your PC and doing things you don't want them to.
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11 Sep 2009   #4

 

I posted in your original thread - obviously you've already turned it off, but I implore you to still read the above and what I wrote as well.

Direct link - do you want this program to make changes message
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12 Sep 2009   #5

Windows 7 32bit RTM
 
 

I turned off UAC, using Only Eset nod32 v4 and win firewall ;D
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13 Sep 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mercurial View Post
I turned off UAC, using Only Eset nod32 v4 and win firewall ;D
me too. That's exactly what I've been using for a long time now and it's all I need.
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18 Sep 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I have my slider all the way down. but I run MSE and Malwarebytes (as my manual scanner) along with the built-in firewall. Add in common sense and that is enough to protect anyone.
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18 Sep 2009   #8

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

uac is more secure than a antivirus or anti malware that is dependent on signatures
uac in windows 7 rtm isn't that annoying
In Vista it was horrible
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18 Sep 2009   #9

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bounce View Post
Coming from XP where I didn't have worm/virus type problems for years with just Nod32, malwarebytes, superantispyware installed + common sense I'm finding the UAC to be very clunky. I'm going to run these (superantispyware when it's Windows 7 ready) again, what else would you suggest to keep system security smooth with UAC off? thanks
A good anti-virus, a good firewall, and something for malware. some of the front runners in av are microsoft security essentials, eset smart security(firewall and AV), avast, kaspersky.

firewall windows own, zone alarm (yuch) and eset smart security

malwarebytes

hope this helps
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18 Sep 2009   #10
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Microsoft Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

I have my slider all the way down as well. But Trend Micro Internet Security monitors any system changes and notifies me allowing me to accept or block the change. This is a lot less annoying than constantly clicking to dismiss UAC warnings.
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