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Windows 7: allowing UAC for specific programs


29 Mar 2013   #31

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HAVOC View Post
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.

I have done this for a few commands and found it easy once you do one or two.

some tips,

Create one task and then I think after it is all set up, you can copy that task and change the program it is pointing to. So you don't have to do the whole thing over and over for each new program.

When you create the shortcuts, create a new folder called Adminshorts or something like that. Keep all your shortcuts in there as you go. When you create each new shortcut, you can copy it from the other shortcuts, and change it to the program you made a task for.

I keep all the shortcuts in a folder then copy the shortcuts to where I need them. So I always have a backup of the shortcut to the task. The folder also helps to see what programs you have already made shortcuts for since otherwise, your shortcut is somewhere on desktop, taskbar or elsewhere and would look like any of your other shortcuts.

You can also name your shortcuts differently to set them apart (Ex. CCleaner would be renameed AdminCClean or something like that..)

Another thing is you can skip the icon changing thing initially or altogether for the first one or two. You could also change the icon later on when they are all set up or when you copy your shortcut from the folder to the desktop or quicklaunch/pinned etc.

Really it is worth it and easy to do after a few.



Ok so my opinion on the UAC thing that is being discussed. UAC has saved me from a virus before. it blocked a virus from running itself becuase it required my mouse-click. I was smart enough to know not to allow the program so that's part of it...So UAC doesn't just protect the computer from the User, it also protects the computer from malware that would otherwise be able to execute itself.

(the virus was picked up from Google Images. I was browsing for screenshots of Linux systems to see what I would like to install for fun. and when clicking on one of the images, it lead me to an attack-site it sent code, installed software and prompted me to allow the program in UAC...) so I wasn't doing anything "dangerous" either... it can happen to anyone and UAC was there to stop it....

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29 Mar 2013   #32

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HAVOC View Post
I'll leave it as it is. I just thought there might be a quick way to allow certain programs.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
Did you try Bongo's suggestion?
allowing UAC for specific programs
did you try my suggestion?

allowing UAC for specific programs
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29 Mar 2013   #33

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HAVOC View Post
I'll leave it as it is. I just thought there might be a quick way to allow certain programs.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
Did you try Bongo's suggestion?
allowing UAC for specific programs
did you try my suggestion?

allowing UAC for specific programs

Very good suggestion Julian
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29 Mar 2013   #34

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Will I ever get so computer literate and confident that I don't use a firewall and anti virus program? That is my desire.
I wonder if the virus will ever know how intelligent I am. All the viruses would have to do is ask me, I will tell them.

For sure that will keep the virus out of my equipment. Viruses are so polite they always ask permission to enter my computer; don't they. Maybe if I just work with the virusis and explain my desire to help them become a productive program the world would be a better place.

I have fell short of my desire to convert viruses to productive programs and I do apologize to those who get infected for my short comings and lack of computer literacy.

I will go on the internet and search for a group or organization that shares my desires to convert virus programs to productive programs people will love and honor. Together we can make this world a better place.
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29 Mar 2013   #35

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HAVOC View Post
I'll leave it as it is. I just thought there might be a quick way to allow certain programs.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
Did you try Bongo's suggestion?
allowing UAC for specific programs
did you try my suggestion?

allowing UAC for specific programs

Very good suggestion Julian
i agree, i would rep myself.
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29 Mar 2013   #36

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

Julian, you know what self-rep leads to ...



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29 Mar 2013   #37

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

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29 Mar 2013   #38

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

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29 Mar 2013   #39

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

ive seen that arm before...

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29 Mar 2013   #40

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

That's a fake, if it was really Welsh it'd be wool
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