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Windows 7: Malwarebytes Pro and User Account Control.

04 Jun 2013   #11
Brandon138

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
No it doesn't because I have my User Account Control are set all the way down to don't notify. (not recommended)
I was looking for a way to not have to do this in this fashion but have been unable to find a way.

If the notice jumping up and asking permission doesn't bother you I would just leave it alone.
You could try right ticking on Malwarebytes Anti Malware and select run as administrator. I have one account only on my computer so their is some options I can't try.

I don't know what else to tell you. It's nothing to worry about.
Good enough for me...It does not bother me that it pops up, was just making sure the real time protection still worked and it sounds like it works fine. Another friend of mine asked the same question to me the other day so I will mark this as solved. I appreciate all the attention you guys paid to my inquiry and feel safer now.

Just wanted to mention, I did get one email from someone that said I could modify my hosts file in order to manage this problem, apparently its rather easy to do, but i could with the motto; if its not broken, do not try to fix it.

Thanks again for all the help.

Brandon


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05 Jun 2013   #12
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I personally wouldn't do a registry hack for such a small thing. Keep dropping by this thread because someone else might have a idea to help.
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05 Jun 2013   #13
cottonball

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Brandon138,

The hosts file is located here: C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts
It is a text file that you can modify using Notepad, or any text editor.
You do not need a Registry hack to modify it.

Have never read any info on using the hosts file to modify UAC behavior...??
However, I'm no expert, and, who knows!?!?



On you specific issue...
Check if the mbamgui.exe file is set to: Run as an Administrator

Please navigate to the following folder, and open it:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

Inside the folder, right-click on mbamgui.exe and select: Properties
Click on: Compatibility tab
Uncheck the box next to: Run this program as an Administrator
Click: Apply > OK

Restart your computer.

Do you still get a UAC prompt?
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05 Jun 2013   #14
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

The host file is for DNS translation and should not be messed with if you don't know what you are doing.

Jim
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05 Jun 2013   #15
Brandon138

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

Just to be clear, I am not planning on editing my host file, I was simply stating that I heard it could be done, I myself have no intention of messing with it. On another computer that was running Vista a couple years back, I did need to edit them in order to let a certain program run, it was easy to do, and everything went well. However, I DO NOT plan to do that again unless its totally called for and I'm walked through it by a Guru...lol
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05 Jun 2013   #16
Brandon138

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cottonball View Post
Brandon138,

The hosts file is located here: C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts
It is a text file that you can modify using Notepad, or any text editor.
You do not need a Registry hack to modify it.

Have never read any info on using the hosts file to modify UAC behavior...??
However, I'm no expert, and, who knows!?!?



On you specific issue...
Check if the mbamgui.exe file is set to: Run as an Administrator

Please navigate to the following folder, and open it:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

Inside the folder, right-click on mbamgui.exe and select: Properties
Click on: Compatibility tab
Uncheck the box next to: Run this program as an Administrator
Click: Apply > OK

Restart your computer.

Do you still get a UAC prompt?

Hey Cotton,

I looked at the program mbamgui.exe and checked the compatibility tab, the box was unchecked in the first place and yes I still get the UAC prompt. Just for good measure I checked the box and restarted as well and still get the prompt. Like I said, I can live with the prompt, as look as it does not affect Malwarebytes doing its job.
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