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


11 Jun 2013   #1

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

From 2009-2013 last May, I've had my Windows 7 Home Premium edition working fine and safe, with few, if any UAC shields on my icons.


Since my new Windows install (using same Windows 7 disc and same hardware components), virtually EVERY program now has that ****ing UAC shield icon on it.


I recognize that according to unhelpful nonanswers, it's impossible to remove the UAC shield from icons, but given that it's now pasted onto program icons that never had them before, what is going on here? It can't be just a random Windows update, because this conveniently only started once I reinstalled Windows.



EDIT: Worse, there are some programs that DON'T have the UAC shield icon on them, and they STILL bring up a UAC prompt when I try to open them; they just start off with a Security Warning pop-up first. My UAC setting is on the second-to-last setting---notify me only when programs try to change, without dimming desktop.

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11 Jun 2013   #2

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

andarielhalo

See if you could run this program

Click here DDS

Click on Download Now button

When the download is complete . Drag the DDS program from the Downloads folder to your Desktop

Double click the DDS icon on the Desktop then click the Run button to run the tool.

Place a check next to attact.txt and click Start . When done, DDS will open two logs
DDS.txt
Attach.txt

Save two logs onto your desktop and upload them with your reply
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11 Jun 2013   #3

 
 

attached


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File Type: txt attach.txt (6.3 KB, 1 views)
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11 Jun 2013   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Andariel,

Are these shortcuts by chance?

If so, then it may just be the shortcut arrow overlay having the wrong icon. You could use the tutorial below to restore the default shortcut arrow if this is the case.

Shortcut Arrow - Change, Remove, or Restore

Hope this my help,
Shawn
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11 Jun 2013   #5

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

Not locating anything . Can you give us a screen shot of what you're referring to
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11 Jun 2013   #6

 
 

Not just shortcuts; programs and files directly. Will screenshot something for you.


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The files circled in red are ones that don't have the UAC shield on them, but still bring up the UAC prompt when I try to run them.
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11 Jun 2013   #7

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

What is your user access control settings ?
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11 Jun 2013   #8

 
 

"Notify me only when programs try to make changes to my computer (do not dim my desktop) - Don't notify me when I make changes to Windows settings"
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11 Jun 2013   #9

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

Did you run malwarebytes ?

Download Link MalwareBytes

When the installation is done uncheck Enable free trial of Malwarebytes (see image below )



Update the definitions and do a full scan
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11 Jun 2013   #10

 
 

I've been running Malware Bytes on a fairly regular basis, and I did a full scan when I first installed. Why is that relevant?
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