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Windows 7: Microsoft: Malware can disable UAC in Windows 7 "by design"

30 Jan 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
Microsoft: Malware can disable UAC in Windows 7 "by design"

A month has barely passed since the public beta debut of Windows 7 and we have our first horror story.

UAC (user account control) was the major gripe with Windows Vista which annoyed most tech savvy users and confused ordinary consumers. Microsoft has changed the behavior in Windows 7, lowering the requirement for user interaction when changing system settings. The apparent downside to this is, according to reports, the way Microsoft has changed the behavior makes it extremely easy for malware authors to write code to disable UAC without user intervention.
more: Microsoft: Malware can disable UAC in Windows 7 "by design"

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30 Jan 2009   #2

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64

I never found that UAC was that much of a problem in Vista except when I did a new install and had to install all my apps. I just disconnected from the net and turned it off to do all that and then turned it back on. I'd rather be safe than sorry.

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 Microsoft: Malware can disable UAC in Windows 7 "by design"

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