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Windows 7: New install of Windows, completely different set of UAC rules?

11 Jun 2013   #11
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Just asking to see if you had any malware .


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12 Jun 2013   #12
cottonball

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

AndarielHalo,

Try the following...

Pease create a Restore Point before proceeding:
System Restore Point - Create
Select: Option Two


Type UAC in the Search box above Start
In the Control Panel window, click: Change User Account Control settings
In User Account Control (UAC) settings, disable UAC by moving its slider to the lowest position.


Rebuild the icon cache

Do you still get the UAC shield icon?
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12 Jun 2013   #13
AndarielHalo

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cottonball View Post
AndarielHalo,

Try the following...

Pease create a Restore Point before proceeding:
System Restore Point - Create
Select: Option Two


Type UAC in the Search box above Start
In the Control Panel window, click: Change User Account Control settings
In User Account Control (UAC) settings, disable UAC by moving its slider to the lowest position.


Rebuild the icon cache

Do you still get the UAC shield icon?




This worked, thanks! It also did something to my cookies.



I haven't gotten a straight answer from google searching; is it safe to be without UAC on? Also, if I re-enable UAC, will it do the shield icons again, or will it start applying that only with newly installed programs?



EDIT: Wow, and whether it was a result of one of the commands, or deleting the IconCache, suddenly my Internet Explorer is remembering my tab positions when saving images---previously, as of IE 8 or 9, when I opened multiple tabs to save pictures or files, it would always direct me to My Documents or My Pictures default. Older versions remembered which folder I saved the first image or file to, and would prompt up that folder to save instead.



EDIEDIT: I re-enabled UAC, and the shield icons are still gone (for the most part), but I see some programs still have them; namely icons that didn't get to load up last time I scrolled through the folder.

Also, the IE tab thing I described above appears to be UAC related, since it's back to auto-redirecting to My Documents or My Pictures.



So again... is it safe to have UAC off? Considering that I have internet security, am pretty knowledgeable enough to use a special eraser program, and run MalwareBytes every day (or every other day) and that my track record is such that I've never gotten a virus ever, and never suffered any major data loss that wasn't at the hands of someone else's negligence.

Not meaning to push my luck, just mentioning that I tend to be very careful about my Internetting compared to the "casual" or average user, though I often end up on shady websites that tend to be pop-up-happy.


Also, iffin when some malware tries to install itself onto my comp, my Norton (insert jeers) automatically catches and quarantines it. Anything Norton misses, MalwareBytes gets ahold of. Anything both miss, I tend to catch manually, then delete myself, or erase it using Norton eraser thing, or a freeware. Would UAC really be anything extra in that process, or is it more like putting an extra sliding screen door between malware and my computer?
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