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Windows 7: Putting limits on users' privileges... Windows UAC

17 Jul 2010   #31
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
I've been working in computer "Security" since 2002. I have a pretty good idea about what I'm doing
I teach two security classrooms and have been awarded Microsoft MVP in consumer security five years in a row. I keep UAC on!
If that didn't clinch it, well...

~Lordbob


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17 Jul 2010   #32
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
I've been working in computer "Security" since 2002. I have a pretty good idea about what I'm doing
I teach two security classrooms and have been awarded Microsoft MVP in consumer security five years in a row. I keep UAC on!
If that didn't clinch it, well...

~Lordbob
Those with spurious claims & contrary opinions will always be with us... unfortunately!

UAC always on here. [3 laptops.]
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17 Jul 2010   #33
iseeuu

 
 

Went looking ... found this article ... third quarter 2009, 48% of 22 million computers scanned: found to be infected. Point is there are millions of infected computers in the wild ... right now. Fact. UAC will help protect computers. It is designed with the non-tech computer user in mind. Combined with other software and common sense would mean less computers infected. Fact.

Life is risk. Some people take more risks than I want to. I don't criticize them for taking the risk. Shame I can't expect the same from the risk takers. Don't hold your breath waiting for one of them to post here admitting their computer got infected. Never happen.

UAC on here.

Cheers!
Robert
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17 Jul 2010   #34
Tepid

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

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18 Jul 2010   #35
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Far and away more important than UAC on or off is the users habits in keeping their AV current, working, and on. My UAC is off
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18 Jul 2010   #36
Tepid

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

But no single AV suite will catch everything, 100% of the time.
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18 Jul 2010   #37
Abhishek Ghosh

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, Mac OS X 10.6
 
 

I can see the definite reason behind DrWho's statement.

The inbuilt security in Symbian OS (S60V3 onwards) didnt allowed lot of programs to installed, it needed to be signed digitally...people anyhow discovered the way to bypass it (by installing a patch) and is happy.

Maximum owners dont understand its done for security (whether Windows UAC, MAC / UNIX / LINUX root key prompt or Symbian mobile OS app signing); they simple want, "I bought this thing, I will click and it should run easily".
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18 Jul 2010   #38
Tepid

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

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Maximum owners dont understand its done for security
That's why we are here,, to be good stewards of security information and inform people that there is a right and a wrong way of doing things. it is not only a matter of opinion. There is a reason for it. I think many do not want to understand the reason and skip it.

"It's annoying therefore I do not care to partake, I'll take my chances."

Ok, that's fine. But don't blame the OS or software, blame the butt in the seat driving.

"Pesky brakes, seat belts and Airbags"
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18 Jul 2010   #39
Abhishek Ghosh

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, Mac OS X 10.6
 
 

Right Tepid.
Wearing a Helmet was not easy to introduce in many countries. It had to go strong legislation. Same for seatbelts, airbags!
May be things will change! May be a day will come, when one must have to install an antivirus in his/her computer - for the safety of the user and others too (more important LOL).
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18 Jul 2010   #40
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nokian73me View Post
Right Tepid.
...May be things will change! May be a day will come, when one must have to install an antivirus in his/her computer - for the safety of the user and others too (more important LOL).
For some, that day has come. At many colleges and universities, free wifi is offered to students on campus. Even my cheap community college has wifi everywhere on campus. But this comes with a restriction. Students must download a program called Cisco NAC Appliance (formerly Cisco Clean Access Agent). This program requires the username and password of our student email to sign in, and scans the entire computer to make sure an approved anti-virus is installed, activated, and up to date. The schools IT department can actually decide certain AVs aren't good enough, and deny access. This is done to
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"protect the schools computers and others attached to the network from viruses. It is for your own protection. You should thank us for having this regulation." - Schools IT idiots
The days are here for some, and someday, what I describe may effect everyone, not just college students. Compared to the hassle that the Cisco software and the incompetent "experts" at my school. I barely even notice UAC.
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