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Windows 7: UAC - Run as Admin

17 Nov 2009   #1
kbz1960

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UAC - Run as Admin

I'm not getting this, what is the sense of marking a program to run as admin if uac is going to always ask if you want to allow it???????

Can't I make the decision to run a program I click on to start to run without having uac annoy me with asking me if I want to allow the action that I started???


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17 Nov 2009   #2
jamesvdm

 

If a malicious program wants to run as admin wouldn't you like to have the chance to say no?
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17 Nov 2009   #3
slithernet

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Retail RTM, Ubuntu 9.10
 
 

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17 Nov 2009   #4
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Only mark a program to run as admin if it is necessary for the program to have that level of permission. In order for a program to run as admin, it needs to get admin. permission. This is to prevent programs running elevated without your knowledge. You can turn UAC down, but that also reduces security. I have mine set at the default. After everything is installed and set up, I don't get the prompt much unless I'm playing around. I'd rather click the button than have to deal with a complete reinstall.

Might take a look at this. Elevated Program Shortcut without UAC Prompt - Create

Gary

Edit: beat me to the link
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17 Nov 2009   #5
slithernet

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Retail RTM, Ubuntu 9.10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by garysgold View Post
I'd rather click the button than have to deal with a complete reinstall.
Me 2
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18 Nov 2009   #6
kbz1960

7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Wow that's a lot of work, so what is the run as admin for? I guess the OS still doesn't know if I as the physical user start something or if it was started from no keyboard or mouse click from the physical machine.

I have never had a virus or any malware since using computers in the dos days. I guess I figure if I start the program why wouldn't I want it to do what it's purpose is without having to approve it.

Anyway, thanks guys!
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18 Nov 2009   #7
kbz1960

7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

I guess also that UAC isn't any good if the operator doesn't have a clue what it's asking about and clicks on yes anyway. I would think when the average person is installing a program and UAC pops up as it always does they are going to answer yes even if something is attached to it since they will assume it's part of the installation.
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18 Nov 2009   #8
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Thats not the fault of UAC .. a new user has a basic responsibility to learn the basics of an operating system....
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18 Nov 2009   #9
kbz1960

7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Yeah like any system, it's only as good as the person doing the input. The point is UAC is useless when something might be attached to an installation of a program if the person doesn't research everything that UAC asks to give permission to. How does anyone know if the file it's asking about actually belongs to the program or is an attached virus?

If it's new enough even searching for the file to see if it's legit will bring up no results.
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