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Windows 7: What did I do wrong?

21 Nov 2010   #11
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

If your problem is solved, then its good!


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21 Nov 2010   #12
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Try things out if everything is okay then your good to go. If problems occur post back with update.

Mike
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21 Nov 2010   #13
mborner

Windows 7 Pro/32 Academic. Build 7600
 
 

It's good that your problem is solved, it's bad that you are now running strictly as an administrator. To keep your system safer, you'll need to create a standard user account and use it in day to day operations.
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21 Nov 2010   #14
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

mborner

+1
Agreed. I didn't realize he was still running as Administrator. Glad you caught that.

Mike
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21 Nov 2010   #15
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Well Gentlemen thanks for a job well done. I do have a separate plain user account although I've been questioned as to why on the forum. Old habits die hard.
The fact that I can get to Users Account without a UAC box indicates what?????
Thanks again.
glennc
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21 Nov 2010   #16
James Colbert

 
 

One other point:
I haven't used Comodo, but my understanding is that you can import and export configuration settings. If that is so (and since there seems to be no revert to default settings function), I recommend exporting the settings so that you can import them to restore back to default if this ever happens again. Also, export before you change settings.

It could also serve you well to create a system restore point before you change them:

System Restore Point - Create

James
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21 Nov 2010   #17
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Why are you using Comodo? Win7 firewall works perfectly well with one of the two highest recommended free AV programs here, MS Security Essentials or Avast. There is no performance hit whatsoever and no issues which always come up with 3rd party firewall.

What is the WinUtilities program you refer to? If it is a tweaking suite it is not needed in Win7 at all. It's already a perfectly balanced OS which is as lean as it can get. Anything beyond normal system settings in Win7 will come back to bite you.

I originally some months back asked why you had set up a standard account beyond the quasi-Admin account the installer sets up for owners. I now think it is a good idea for you to run under such a standard account only with full UAC.
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21 Nov 2010   #18
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by James Colbert View Post
One other point:
I haven't used Comodo, but my understanding is that you can import and export configuration settings. If that is so (and since there seems to be no revert to default settings function), I recommend exporting the settings so that you can import them to restore back to default if this ever happens again. Also, export before you change settings.

It could also serve you well to create a system restore point before you change them:

System Restore Point - Create

James
Howdy James Colbert,
Thanks for chipping in the discussion. What I need to do is to learn all the functions of Comodo. Seriously spend a day looking over and understanding each function. I have yet to have the tenacity. The last two times I have used System Restore Points they didn't work correctly, so I prefer to rely on a system image.
That is a good thought though, maybe worth the try.
glennc
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21 Nov 2010   #19
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Why are you using Comodo? Win7 firewall works perfectly well with one of the two highest recommended free AV programs here, MS Security Essentials or Avast. There is no performance hit whatsoever and no issues which always come up with 3rd party firewall.

What is the WinUtilities program you refer to? If it is a tweaking suite it is not needed in Win7 at all. It's already a perfectly balanced OS which is as lean as it can get. Anything beyond normal system settings in Win7 will come back to bite you.

I originally some months back asked why you had set up a standard account beyond the quasi-Admin account the installer sets up for owners. I now think it is a good idea for you to run under such a standard account only with full UAC.
Hey Dude,
How ya been? I am using Comodo as it was tested and the only firewall to pass all the tests 100%. And again I like programs that interact with me and I choose what is good or not. WinUtilities is just another registry checker, junk cleaner. I use it occasionally as it is much more intrusive(dangerous from my point of view) than CCleaner. I am glad you have come over to my side of using a standard account for daily use, it started when I was running linux. It is a bit more protection. Reading about the new non-deleteable cookies and where they can be hid, makes me more anxious. So I don't usually just trust one product. I run my AV and have MSE non-running with no processes I believe and just once a week let it check my regular AV. Have SuperAntispyware portable to double check my AntiMalwarebytes.
Secunia to check that I am as safe and updated as is possible depending on the programs I'm using. I have some peace of mind, in my own way.
Thanks for the alternate viewpoints, I appreciate your time and questions.
glennc
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21 Nov 2010   #20
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Thats good Glen. When you access User Accounts, UAC does not pop-up. Its all good :)
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