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Windows 7: Getting UAC prompt when clicking Advanced system settings

10 Dec 2014   #1
giovform

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Getting UAC prompt when clicking Advanced system settings

I started to get an UAC prompt for systempropertiesadvanced.exe after clicking on Windows Advanced system settings. After allowing, it goes to the normal Advanced system settings menu, and everything seems to function normally.

Could it be a virus? No virus report using Avast.


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10 Dec 2014   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello giovform, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It sounds like you may have your UAC settings set to "Always notify" (top level) instead of the default (second from top) level. Setting it back to default should stop it.

User Account Control - UAC - Change Notification Settings

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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10 Dec 2014   #3
giovform

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Hi, thank you. I checked and it is at the default level. UAC reports the publisher is unknown. Clicking to change the notification settings also promps UAC with an unknown publisher.
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10 Dec 2014   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Since you are getting an "unknown publisher" message for a Windows system file (systempropertiesadvanced.exe), you might run a SFC /SCANNOW command to see if it can find and repair the file.
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10 Dec 2014   #5
giovform

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

I think it has something to do with this recent update: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...4-c1b106907a18
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10 Dec 2014   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Could be. If you like, you could uninstall the KB3004394 update as a test to see if it stops afterwards.

Windows Update - Uninstall an Update
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10 Dec 2014   #7
giovform

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Doing this now. Will report here if it cures the problem.
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10 Dec 2014   #8
giovform

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Solved: uninstall the update KB3004394.
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10 Dec 2014   #9
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Perfect. Until a new patched version is release, you might just hide the update for now to prevent it from being automatically installed.
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11 Dec 2014   #10
milleras

 

Thanks so much your workaround, it fixed the issue.
uninstalled the KB3004394 auto restart and it takes a while to restart to desktop so just wait.
Toshiba satellite win7/pro 32 bit

Tony
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