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Windows 7: "Run as Administrator" question

09 Feb 2011   #1
Buttoni

Windows 7x64 Home Prem Svce Pack 1, Build 7601.win7sp1Ver 3.0install)
 
 
"Run as Administrator" question

When I open a program with "Run as Administrator" while logged on as LUA, say for example, I open Malwarebytes for the purpose of updating definitions. Is it safe for me to concurrently open Firefox and go on-line, knowing Win7 is not opening any and all programs with elevated privileges while in Admin mode? A little piece of me has always wondered just how all-encompassing the "Run as Admin" mode really is. And after I update MBAM and close it down, is Win7 really fully back in LUA mode? Hoping one of the experts here can definitively answer this for me so I'll quit worrying.


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09 Feb 2011   #2
richc46

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

When you open software as adminstrator, it is just for that software.
Still not sure, take a test. Open malwarebytes as administrator, then open other software that you know requires that right click and open as administrator. It will still be required.
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09 Feb 2011   #3
Buttoni

Windows 7x64 Home Prem Svce Pack 1, Build 7601.win7sp1Ver 3.0install)
 
 

Thanks so much for your kind reply, Rich. Never thought to try that test. Makes sense.
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09 Feb 2011   #4
Buttoni

Windows 7x64 Home Prem Svce Pack 1, Build 7601.win7sp1Ver 3.0install)
 
 

Just tried your test (Duh, don't know why I didn't think to test that myself first, she says all red-faced) and SIW did indeed ask for admin PW while MBAM was running under admin. Thanks again. NOW you can really close the thread. Thanks again.
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09 Feb 2011   #5
richc46

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You are very welcome. Now go and enjoy the best OS out there.
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09 Feb 2011   #6
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

If you wanted to know at a deeper level what is going on, read up on Mandatory Integrity Control.
Mandatory Integrity Control - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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09 Feb 2011   #7
Buttoni

Windows 7x64 Home Prem Svce Pack 1, Build 7601.win7sp1Ver 3.0install)
 
 

Very interesting. Thanks for the link. After reading, I'm sure glad it's built in to Win7's security. I sure wouldn't want to keep up with it. Reading that article and several of the linked articles just make me appreciate the sophisticated development that went into Win7 (and Vista before it) even more. I love Win7 so far.
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