Quote: Originally Posted by blackroseMD1
I think it was ComputerWorld or someone who ran an article that said that even if you have UAC on high you are still vulnerable to 8 out of 10 viruses.
That's because that article made to sense at all. UAC does not, nor has it ever protected against viruses. It's simply a tool to let you run with a non admin level account, but escalate to an admin when it's required to run something. Obviously, if you get something with a virus, click on it and UAC asks if you would like to install it...when you click on Yes...it's going to install.
I do NOT turn UAC off and I don't see why people feel like they need to. After getting the machine setup, it's rare for me to see any UAC prompts. I mean the people who complain about UAC make it sound like they have to click through 1,000 prompts a day and it takes nearly 3 hours for them to wade through them all.
Remember, when you see the UAC prompts in the default settings, it's ONLY letting you know when an APPLICATION tries to get admin level access. I cannot see why people wouldn't want to know when their apps are becoming admin. That's usually a really good indication that something fishy could be going on...and it could be noticed in advance of your antivirus or antimalware application needing to get involved.