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Windows 7: UAC randomly disabled


21 Mar 2013   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
UAC randomly disabled

I pressed Win+R to open the Run dialog and noticed it said "This task will be created with administrative privileges" and had the little UAC shield icon next to it. Suspicious...
So anyway I opened the UAC settings, and sure enough, it's set to the minimum level, so I moved the slider back up to the top.

However, the whole system still acts as if UAC isn't enabled even after closing Explorer.exe and restarting it. Is it a sneaky virus at work?

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21 Mar 2013   #2

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Did you restart after changing the UAC setting back to high?
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21 Mar 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Is your user account an administrator account?

I'd recommend setting uac to its highest level and then rebooting. Then I would run a malware check with an updated version of Malwarebytes : Free anti-malware download and run a antivirus check with an updated anti virus program.
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22 Mar 2013   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

After I rebooted everything seems fine... although I'm still wondering how it was disabled in the first place.
Maybe it was just me being sloppy and forgetting to re-enable it after temporarily disabling it, or maybe it wasn't.
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