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Windows 7: Do you have UAC on/off?

View Poll Results: Do you have UAC turned on or off?
I have UAC turned ON 41 77.36%
I have UAC turned OFF 12 22.64%
Voters: 53. You may not vote on this poll

07 Aug 2011   #11
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Use It

Always on at default level. When I first started to use it (Win 7, skipped Vista) It was really bothersome. I loaded a third party tool bar which I start in administrator mode when I boot. The apps that I put icons for in the bar come up in admin mode and I do not get a UAC prompt. That has alleviated the amount of UAC prompts that I get and I have now adapted to the ones that I do get and they are not bothersome. I would now prefer to run with UAC on.


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07 Aug 2011   #12
beauparc

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Always off.

In 30+ years of computing I've learnt to be careful.
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07 Aug 2011   #13
OldMX

Microsoft Windows 10 Professional / Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Always ON, at tightest setting.
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07 Aug 2011   #14
StalkeR

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Here UAC is off.
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07 Aug 2011   #15
legacy7955

win 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Always on at Win default level.

MS has more experience than myself at knowing what will provide the best level of protection so I'll take their advice.

Folks are generally lazy and that is what writers or malware/viruses have learned, they look for any vunerability and usually that is human laziness and being too comfortable with a situation.
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07 Aug 2011   #16
baxxter

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by beauparc View Post
Always off.

In 30+ years of computing I've learnt to be careful.
can you tell us some advise ?! and why u keep it off ?
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07 Aug 2011   #17
DBone

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Off, off, off
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07 Aug 2011   #18
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Always on, default setting. No more of a hassle than acknowledging that there are Windows Updates available for downloading. Really don't understand why some folks get upset over an extra mouse click or two every once in a while.
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08 Aug 2011   #19
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

UAC annoys the piss out of me, and I have had it off since the moment I could (after installing MSE and comodo, and running a full scan)
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08 Aug 2011   #20
FredeGail

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate: x64 (SP1)
 
 

Interesting answers.

If somebody wants to make this sticky, you have my permission.

Best Regards,
FredeGail
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