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Windows 7: How to get rid of "Do you want to allow..."?

13 May 2012   #91
hfrancis

Windows 7 32-bit
 
 

Has anyone come up with a solution to this yet - I'm close to having to turn the thing off.

The situation I am in means I CANNOT click yes each time, and I cannot create some special shortcut.

This is my son's new Samsung Laptop. It comes with a load of stupid Samsung applications that handle stuff like updates, and wifi etc. Every time he turns it on it pops up these damn "Do you want to allow" messages. He can't click on them as he doesn't have administrator privileges. I would delete them, but I have no idea if it will stop the laptop working if I do.

I'm surprised Microsoft hasn't been taken to court over this - it's clearly unfair business practices - their applications are allowed to run without warning and by any user, whereas anyone else's can only be run by the administrator, and then only after being clicked on.

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14 May 2012   #92
ickymay

win7 ultimate / virtual box
 
 

this is not Microsoft but Samsung and poor programming

Its unlikely ANY of the Samsung apps need to run from startup to make your laptop functions work , if at all,

I tend to unninstall this bloatware for my customers and at the least leave them for use on demand.

If you need any hlep post the exact name here or try google to see if they are needed
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03 Aug 2012   #93
midgetforce2K

window 7 64
 
 

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03 Aug 2012   #94
jadinolf

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I hated that on Vista and I hate that on Windows 7.

BUT I'm beginning to love Windows 7.
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26 Oct 2012   #95
rbm123

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Mine was specific to itunes, so I used this:
iTunes for Windows: How to turn off Compatibility Mode

For me all I had to do was unclick "run this program as an administrator." I don't have anyone else using my computer, but this was appearing even when I was running as an administrator. I'm assuming these changes would only be able to be made under the administrator's profile.


Not sure if this helps anyone, but I wasn't originally able to find my answer. And these posts are ridiculously long.
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18 Nov 2012   #96
swiftie

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hfrancis View Post
Has anyone come up with a solution to this yet - I'm close to having to turn the thing off.
UAC seems to apply only to programs in C:\Program Files...

An earlier post suggested installing your executable OUTSIDE C:\Program Files

I just created a hard link from the files I wanted to execute, OUTSIDE of C:\Program Files.

I also created a stub program to start this link, but that may not be necessary
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04 Feb 2013   #97
SteveHC

Windows 7
 
 
Here is how to get rid of the uac pop-up

The solution is INCREDIBLY easy, folks.

First, do yourself a BIG favor and go into Windows Explorer, click on the Tools menu, click on Folder Options, click on View, and ENABLE Show hidden files, folders, and drives (because some of the affected programs and/or their shortcuts are or may be within folders that are hidden by default).

Then search/locate the affected program (discover the ACTUAL file name and location by inspecting one of its shortcut's Properties if you need to). Go into the program's Properties, click on Compatibility, and UNCHECK Run As Administrator (if it's checked).

Finally, right-click on any/all of the program's shortcuts (even if it's in the Start menu - even if Win dows put it there and not you). Go into Properties. Click on ADVANCED. UNCHECK Run As Administrator (if it's checked). Then go into Compatibility and make sure that Run As Administrator is unchecked there as well.

- Viola! No more annoying UAC pop-up! Regardless of where the program or its shortcut(s) are located on your drive - Program Files, Program Data, Windows, the Start menu, the "System Tray" or "Taskbar," wherever.
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04 Feb 2013   #98
swiftie

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SteveHC View Post
... UNCHECK Run As Administrator (if it's checked)...
Thanks for that. It worked perfectly, after I followed the instructions correctly (I missed one of the TWO "Run As Administrator" settings in my shortcut).

The program I tested with, Process Explorer (procexp.exe) seems like it might benefit from Administrator priviledge, but it appears to be working OK.

My userid has Administrator Access, so the question is, what does "Run As Administrator" do? Does it run it with my administrator's rights, or does it run it as the userid "Administrator"? I don't have a userid named "Administrator" but I have the original user which was called Administrator during the system installation.
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05 Feb 2013   #99
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SteveHC View Post
UNCHECK Run As Administrator (if it's checked)
That only work for a very small minority of cases, where a user manually checked that. You'll be still asked to elevate if the exe is manifested as "RequireAdministrator". Also, if the program may sometimes legitimately needs admin rights it may not work properly. Process explorer is one of such programs that has additional features that are admin-only.
Reality is, live with the prompts or disable them altogether. After some time seeing them, it turns out that for day to day normal usage there aren't so many, if at all.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swiftie View Post
My userid has Administrator Access, so the question is, what does "Run As Administrator" do? Does it run it with my administrator's rights, or does it run it as the userid "Administrator"? I don't have a userid named "Administrator" but I have the original user which was called Administrator during the system installation.
With UAC, administrators AREN'T administrators
As crazy as it sounds, but it's a lie made to force users into using standard user accounts and one of the main points in UAC. With UAC, admins are automagically removed from the admin group and run as standard for most times. When a prompt appears, that program, and only that program, gets run using the full administrator enabled token which gives full control over the system.
When using an admin account, the program is run with the very same account always as well as all unelevated ones. When using a standard account, UAC ask for a user/password of an admin and runs the elevated program under that user instead of the logged in one.
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06 Feb 2013   #100
swiftie

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alejandro85 View Post
When a prompt appears, that program, and only that program, gets run using the full administrator enabled token which gives full control over the system.
Thanks for the explanation. I'll learn to live with the prompts, but meeting the same prompt daily, or even hourly, builds up into an issue. I eradicate such issues, as far as possible, but I can see that I'm not going to win this one.
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