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Windows 7: Default UAC level adequate for most users ?

24 Jan 2010   #1

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Default UAC level adequate for most users ?

Just wondering what you think of keeping the UAC level to it's default setting ? Do you think one would be better protected having it enabled to the MAX ?

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24 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Obviously the higher you set it the more secure you're going to be, in theory. I think having windows firewall, MSE, and Malwarebytes is just fine if you know what you're doing.
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24 Jan 2010   #3

W7-Enterprise + WS-2008 (Converted to Workstation)
 
 

hi !

is there any reason not to set UAC at max ?
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24 Jan 2010   #4

win7 ultimate / virtual box
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hackerman1 View Post
hi !

is there any reason not to set UAC at max ?
It could become really tiresome being notified for every change you make

I'm gonna try it now and see how long i can cope with it
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24 Jan 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

I tried setting it to max and it proved to be PITA
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24 Jan 2010   #6

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ickymay View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hackerman1 View Post
hi !

is there any reason not to set UAC at max ?
It could become really tiresome being notified for every change you make

I'm gonna try it now and see how long i can cope with it
I've had it there since installing on 10/22. Wouldn't have it any other way. Yes, it does become a bother at times but all in all I like it.
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24 Jan 2010   #7

Win 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

As for me,i turned off UAC since the 1st day i run my Win 7..It's really annoying.
Well,i did tried turning it on for awhile and yes i can't cope with it.
So i turned it off till today.
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24 Jan 2010   #8

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by D3ftOn3Z View Post
As for me,i turned off UAC since the 1st day i run my Win 7..It's really annoying.
Well,i did tried turning it on for awhile and yes i can't cope with it.
So i turned it off till today.
At the very least I would leave it on at the default settings. I did for about an hour or two after install and if I remember correct, it wasn't too bothersome. Right after that, I set mine to full blown with password prompt.
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24 Jan 2010   #9

Win 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Greg S View Post
At the very least I would leave it on at the default settings. I did for about an hour or two after install and if I remember correct, it wasn't too bothersome. Right after that, I set mine to full blown with password prompt.
I depend mostly on my security settings(AV,Antimalware,Antispyware)...That is why i don't feel the need to turn UAC on...Actually it depends on the user's comfort,to some it's a bother to them...To some,it's fine with them.
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24 Jan 2010   #10

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Mine was disabled when the computer was given to me....I just turned it onto the default setting, out of curiosity. We'll see what happens the next couple days.
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