Small update, added Windows Firewall Control
Running no UAC is as bad as using the root account for everything in Linux.I hate UAC lol
for a long time I have ran with UAC turned off and as ROOT on Linux ( I still use that in linux btw). Granted @Overkill knows what he is doing, UAC being off is not a bad thing, plus he knows his system inside out, just like I do. Only reason I have it on default settings now after moving to Windows 10 is because being on or off wouldn't make a difference to my day to day usage and I am just lazy to switch it off.Running no UAC is as bad as using the root account for everything in Linux.
I highly, highly recommend using UAC. Might I add a good solid reason why. There is a secret and hidden administrator account in Windows, much like the root account in linux which is hidden in some distrobutions. User account control requests access from the administrator account when you need to do something that requires administrative actions. This then means you don't have permissions to do it without user account control.
A lot of people say UAC is not a security feature. But After Windows 8, I think it is now a security feature and is quite important.
One more thing to add is I highly suggest you use SpyShelter if you don't already. It's a great program and I really like it. I think it runs fast and light in the background and doesn't interfere much unless something wants access to something you probably don't want it to.
Not for you, but think a beginner watching your setup, he will think "he has no UAC , so if i do same i will be fine" , remember we are a forum for beginners and average users. Many malwares will be blocked by UAC, of course targetted attacks won't.Dude, my system isn't at risk. You can't tell me UAC will save the day if something nasty enough were to slip thru my layers. I'm sorry, but that's my opinion. That's all i'm saying about that.
Regarding UAC. This video can be informativeDude, my system isn't at risk. You can't tell me UAC will save the day if something nasty enough were to slip thru my layers. I'm sorry, but that's my opinion. That's all i'm saying about that.
I don't want open an UAC debate in your thread ; UAC's purpose is to warn the users about a process asking for privileges escalation (whatever the said process is legit or not) , then the user makes his choice.I have never claimed to be an expert at security, (MT has helped me greatly). My argument is this...any novice/beginner I know will always click yes to any annoying alert UAC will throw at them (most people are in a hurry to get things done and don't take the time to read an alert from windows). You have to #1 understand #2 actually care about security. My family for example would not even think twice before they click yes to UAC. On my son's pc and the family pc, I have ERP password protected so NOTHING is allowed to run/install without my password, not to mention the other layers I have installed. That's way better than UAC being ignored.