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

13 Nov 2009   #31
Dzomlija

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike In PA View Post
I was able to stop this from happening with Battlefield 2142 by unchecking "Run this program as an administrator" under the Compatibility tab in the properties of the program.

I right clicked on the Battlefield 2142 shortcut, then clicked on Properties, and then the Compatibility tab.
One other solution that does not required making use of any of the options in the compatibility tab is to install a program into an "unprotected" folder. As an example: Diablo II.

At any stage of the game, pressing the "Print Screen" key will save a screenshot of the action into the program folder where the game was installed, which is by default "C:\Program Files\Diablo II" (or "C:\Program Files (x86)\Diablo II" in 64-Bit). The "Program Files" folders are protected in Vista and 7. For the "Print Screen" function of Diablo II to work corrctly, the game must be run as an administrator in order to allow write access to the "Program Files" folder.

I eliminated this "Run As Administrator" requirement by installing Diablo II (most of my games, really) into an unprotected folder, such as "C:\Games". And I have yet to make use of any compatibility options to get my games to work.


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13 Nov 2009   #32
chrysalis

windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Microsoft took the lazy way of improving UAC which a guy on the net made a fuss about.

There is a whitelist for UAC.

However it is not configurable.
There is no way to even temporary whitelist a program.
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13 Nov 2009   #33
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chrysalis View Post
Microsoft took the lazy way of improving UAC which a guy on the net made a fuss about.

There is a whitelist for UAC.

However it is not configurable.
There is no way to even temporary whitelist a program.
That is for security reasons.
What if a Virus/malware white listed itself?

Oops.

~Lordbob
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13 Nov 2009   #34
Slimer

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Wasn't this fixed after M$ listened to its customers?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Do you mean these prompts?

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Short answer= Without disabling UAC, You can't

It's the one thing that irks me about Seven.
I thought being able to adjust this was part of the UAC fix M$ was supposed to have implemented after listening to its customers. If I have to disable UAC because of this annoyance, then I might as well stay with F'ed up Vista! What exactly did M$ change as part of "listening to its customer?" So far I haven't heard of any good customer implemented changes in "7" while reading this forum! I mean at least allow the "Admin" to allow certain programs to run without having to ask permission every time they launch.
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16 Nov 2009   #35
chrysalis

windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chrysalis View Post
Microsoft took the lazy way of improving UAC which a guy on the net made a fuss about.

There is a whitelist for UAC.

However it is not configurable.
There is no way to even temporary whitelist a program.
That is for security reasons.
What if a Virus/malware white listed itself?

Oops.

~Lordbob

welll I guess this is debate maybe for a new topic I dont know.

My thoughts are if it was made to pass a UAC prompt to whitelist a program then in affect UAC would prompt if such a trojan tried to whitelist itself. Like this "program sometrojan.exe wants have permission for automatic UAC elevelation for 2 hours should I proceed yes/no RECCOMENDED NO" if an app found a way to bypass the prompt then it would probably also have found a way to bypass UAC altogether, such a way to bypass the prompt eg. would be to emulate a program that is in the whitelist such as notepad (if that is still in there).
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16 Nov 2009   #36
ickymay

win7 ultimate / virtual box
 
 

having to use UAC leaves me feeling like my mum is watching every click I make on my PC, which is very unnerving

I have yet to see a real reason for UAC that makes sense
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30 Mar 2010   #37
Snowdog

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Unless there is a workaround for this, I am going to end up turning off UAC, because it is too bloody annoying to have to get permission over an over again for running the same will known programs...

I ran XP for years without a UAC and without viruses.

This is the kind of broken security engineering that annoys people so much they shut it off. You can't even get selective about what you shut off.
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30 Mar 2010   #38
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Snowdog View Post
Unless there is a workaround for this, I am going to end up turning off UAC, because it is too bloody annoying to have to get permission over an over again for running the same will known programs...

I ran XP for years without a UAC and without viruses.

This is the kind of broken security engineering that annoys people so much they shut it off. You can't even get selective about what you shut off.
Do you really run things that require UAC every 5 minutes? You really can't stand to click YES every now and then? Its not much worse than having to double click to open something...

But if you really do, then turn it off. Just remember to be smart about it.

~Lordbob
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30 Mar 2010   #39
Snowdog

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

I just installed win7 on the weekend past and I am going through the process of installing all the apps I want, tracking down compatible replacements etc.... So it was going off a lot for me.

I went from default UAC, to stop turning my screen gray, to finally shutting it off....

Not having some kind of white list is a deal breaker for me and seem like a really poor design choice because many are simply going to shut it off rather than get annoyed with this all the time.
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30 Mar 2010   #40
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Snowdog View Post
I just installed win7 on the weekend past and I am going through the process of installing all the apps I want, tracking down compatible replacements etc.... So it was going off a lot for me.

I went from default UAC, to stop turning my screen gray, to finally shutting it off....

Not having some kind of white list is a deal breaker for me and seem like a really poor design choice because many are simply going to shut it off rather than get annoyed with this all the time.
This was intentional so there was no way for the virus to put it self on the white list...

~Lordbob
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