User Account Control - UAC - Change Notification Settings

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    konlo1 said:
    I had a trojan a while ago that disabled UAC. Now I don't get the prompt window for anything. Even if I do run as administrator. I use standard, but know admin pass. I cant access the control panel, and the file gave me this error. "Cannot import c:\users\username\desktop\UAC_Level-1.reg: Not all data was succesfully written to the registry. Some keys are open by the system or other processes" Please help, I need to be prompted for admin password to... well, do anything.
    Hello Konlo, and welcome to Seven Forums.

    Are you able to use Option One to set your UAC settings to "Always notify" in Option One instead of using the .reg file?

    Personally, when it comes to viruses or Trojans, I prefer to clean install.
    Last edited by Brink; 26 Oct 2013 at 13:03. Reason: added quote
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       #41

    No, I cant open/use anything that requires admin abilities. And this Trojan was a few months ago. Norton AntiVirus had a delayed response which allowed it to turn off UAC, but it was caught in time. I don't have a system restore save from before that trojan, so I cant wipe it clean.
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  3. Posts : 71,571
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       #42

    Is this for a PC that came preinstalled with Windows 7, or one you installed Windows 7 on?
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       #43

    I installed win 7 on. It used to have Vista i think. Whichever one came before 7
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  5. Posts : 71,571
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       #44

    If you like, you should be able to back up anything that you do not want to lose, then do a clean install of Windows 7.

    Clean Install Windows 7

    OR

    Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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       #45

    I have standard account, I cant do all of that. The virus is not there anymore, the only problem I have is that the UAC prompt does not appear, is there a fix?
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  7. Posts : 71,571
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       #46

    You would need to have an administrator account.

    Did you still have a Windows 7 installation disc when you installed Windows originally?
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       #47

    No, all I am wondering is if there is a way for a standard user to turn UAC on to always notify. I don't want to re-install windows, or backup my files, I just want to know if there is a way to turn UAC on again.
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       #48

    Another idea: I have the standard admin account, if you know a default password or a way to get into that account I could change UAC
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  10. Posts : 71,571
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       #49

    How does it work if you sign in to your administrator account, and set UAC to "Always Notify" (top level)?
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