Q&A What is UAC?

Discussion in 'Microsoft' started by Umbra, Mar 26, 2016.

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After reading this article, do you think UAC is useful or not , and will you enable it or not?

  1. Yes, it is useful so i enabled it

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  2. No, it isn't useful so i disabled it

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  3. I already have it enabled

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  1. Umbra

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    #1 Umbra, Mar 26, 2016
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2016
    Full article here with detailed and technical explanation:

    User Account Control: Inside Windows 7 User Account Control

    Read it , it is worthy.

    Another Article but simpler:

    User Account Control (UAC) Guide Windows 7

    Why UAC should be taken seriously
     
  2. hjlbx

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    It is most definitely useful, and I don't know why users don't keep it set to max - despite some minor inconvenience.

    Of course, I reference the raging, scandalous, knuckleheaded debate over at Wilders.

    Security "experts" that are not secure... :D
     
  3. Umbra

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    Aside put it at max, i tweaked it to ask my password every time.
     
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  5. Duotone

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    yes me too.
     
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    Question: How can I setup certain software to have high privileges on start-up?! ex: Shiela USB shield
     
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    i like the "should"... :rolleyes:

    We all know here that AVs won't detect everything.

    No idea, and it won't be a good move.
     
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    The very first line of defence for me. ;)
     
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    Who wouldn't enable UAC?
    Unless, of course, they're new to this whole 'security' thing.
     
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    didnt vote coz non is the right answer
    useful yes! but disable it
     
  12. Umbra

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    lol, there is no between answers... You have it either enabled or disabled.

    If you find it useful , why disable it?
     
  13. jamescv7

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    Unfortunately many users should be educated and aware the overall powerful of UAC and because of its too technical on description hence they take it for granted. Indeed Microsoft did not make UAC as unnecessary from the first place but rather to prevent against untoward execution of programs.
     
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    @Umbra How did you make it so it asks for a password, and can you make it ask for a PIN?
     
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    Yes PIN works.

    create a reg file with
    Code:
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
    "ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin"=dword:00000001
    and import it
     
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  16. Exterminator

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    Added "I already have it enabled" to the Poll.
    Article is good and using UAC is a must. The "nuisance" excuse is just that an excuse.
    It keeps me honest,that is the way I look at it.
     
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  17. Duotone

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    Finally manage to control the behavior of UAC on a certain software w/ Microsoft compatibility tool.
     
  18. above

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    I didn't vote because I don't consider it useless , but I'm using something I consider a better alternative. I haven't used VoodooShield for ages but it used to disable UAC on install, so it isn't do or die to everybody.
     
  19. Umbra

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    VS used to disabled it, i heard that now you have the choice. Anyway no softwares should be allow to disable UAC, whatever the reason, because no 3rd party softwares works at kernel level .
     
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  20. Alkajak

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    I used to proudly disable UAC. Ever accidentally downloaded a malware file and hit enter/space bar/double click instead of single click? Don't get screwed over.
     
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