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Windows 7: allowing UAC for specific programs


28 Mar 2013   #21

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Barman58 post #18

No system is immune from it's user
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boohbah post #19

want really saying i wasn't confident however i think it is a good safeguard for overconfidence and in special cases, arrogance
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28 Mar 2013   #22

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nilank View Post
No offense, but IMO, UAC is meant for those who use their machines unconsciously.
Yep, this is how I feel too.
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28 Mar 2013   #23

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I agree with Bongo post #6 and 9.
We do not know the the desires, needs, and ability of all the people who read our threads. At the present time we have 243 active members and 14296 guest reading our post.
UAC is a little added security to a degree. That is a good thing.
I would not want anybody to believe that because they use UAC they don't need the other security programs.
Using UAC is in addition to those programs not a replacement to any other security program.
I agree with all three of you. Sure, UAC is as annoying as an itch on the bottom of your foot while wearing laced boots but it doesn't take but a second to click on YES when I get the popup, even when the stupid thing first pops up on the task bar. I keep it set for the highest level protection on both of my machines so it will notify me if something or someone tries to open a program without my knowlege and blocks it until I have the chance to say yea or nay.
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28 Mar 2013   #24

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I'll leave it as it is. I just thought there might be a quick way to allow certain programs.
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29 Mar 2013   #25

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Windows XP SP3, Linux Mint 17 MATE (64 bit)
 
 

Did you try Bongo's suggestion?
allowing UAC for specific programs
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29 Mar 2013   #26

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
Did you try Bongo's suggestion?
allowing UAC for specific programs
It's a longer process than I was hoping for.
I thought there was an option where you can right click on the .exe and change it by clicking a check box.
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29 Mar 2013   #27

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

an option to simply right click would defeat the original purpose of the UAC, it has to be difficult to circumvent to prevent the possible use of any workaround by malware. Any opt out would need this to be logged somewhere on the system which would mean this table could be potentially used by said malware.

The option given is however suitably secure to work around those occasions that require a protected piece of code to be run unattended at startup and such
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29 Mar 2013   #28

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
Havoc: all I'll say is again, UAC is there to protect Windows from users who don't know what they're doing. I would say that if you feel like you're good with computers or that you know what you're doing and there's no reason why Windows would need to be protected from you, then disable UAC. Otherwise, leave it enabled.
It doesn't matter how knowledgeable you may be; something malicious could try to open or start something on your computer while you aren't looking. UAC will prevent that if you let it.
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29 Mar 2013   #29

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
Havoc: all I'll say is again, UAC is there to protect Windows from users who don't know what they're doing. I would say that if you feel like you're good with computers or that you know what you're doing and there's no reason why Windows would need to be protected from you, then disable UAC. Otherwise, leave it enabled.
It doesn't matter how knowledgeable you may be; something malicious could try to open or start something on your computer while you aren't looking. UAC will prevent that if you let it.
I haven't had any problems, and I've had it disabled since July of 2009 when I began using the official Release Candidate of Windows 7.

I really don't do anything with my computer that puts it at risk because I know what to avoid. I don't even have any anti-virus or anti-malware software installed. Yes, I have no security software installed and I even have Windows firewall disabled. I had Windows XP before Windows 7 ever since 2001 and I spent that entire time without any security software installed of any kind and I had no problems back then either.

The only time I ever got a virus was way back in the very late 90s (perhaps it was even '99 or 2000) because I was using peer-to-peer software such as KaZaA Lite K++ and then eventually Limewire. I was also looking around on the internet for the same kind of stuff that I wanted to find using KaZaA and Limewire. I downloaded lots of things for free that most people were paying lots of money for and I was also downloading lots of porn (hey, I was a horny young man). Unfortunately, that caused me to get a virus. I discovered it the hard way and I was fortunate enough to save my system.

A year or two later I "cleaned up my act" and I stopped doing that. I believe that was around the year 2001 or 2002 because it was shortly after I bought Windows XP. I didn't install any security software or any kind because I didn't like the way it slowed down my system. I also believed that I didn't need it because I was no longer doing that illegal and risky downloading. It turned out that I was right because I haven't had any problems since I stopped doing that.
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29 Mar 2013   #30

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
Havoc: all I'll say is again, UAC is there to protect Windows from users who don't know what they're doing. I would say that if you feel like you're good with computers or that you know what you're doing and there's no reason why Windows would need to be protected from you, then disable UAC. Otherwise, leave it enabled.
It doesn't matter how knowledgeable you may be; something malicious could try to open or start something on your computer while you aren't looking. UAC will prevent that if you let it.
I haven't had any problems, and I've had it disabled since July of 2009 when I began using the official Release Candidate of Windows 7.

I really don't do anything with my computer that puts it at risk because I know what to avoid. I don't even have any anti-virus or anti-malware software installed. Yes, I have no security software installed and I even have Windows firewall disabled. I had Windows XP before Windows 7 ever since 2001 and I spent that entire time without any security software installed of any kind and I had no problems back then either.

The only time I ever got a virus was way back in the very late 90s (perhaps it was even '99 or 2000) because I was using peer-to-peer software such as KaZaA Lite K++ and then eventually Limewire. I was also looking around on the internet for the same kind of stuff that I wanted to find using KaZaA and Limewire. I downloaded lots of things for free that most people were paying lots of money for and I was also downloading lots of porn (hey, I was a horny young man). Unfortunately, that caused me to get a virus. I discovered it the hard way and I was fortunate enough to save my system.

A year or two later I "cleaned up my act" and I stopped doing that. I believe that was around the year 2001 or 2002 because it was shortly after I bought Windows XP. I didn't install any security software or any kind because I didn't like the way it slowed down my system. I also believed that I didn't need it because I was no longer doing that illegal and risky downloading. It turned out that I was right because I haven't had any problems since I stopped doing that.
You've either been extremely lucky or you've been infected and just don't know it since you have no way of checking for it if the infection is working quietly in the background. It's your computer and if you want to gamble with your security, go for it. I prefer to take a safer route and in no way could I ever responsibly recommend to anyone to go your route.
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