Why You Should Not Turn off UAC

Discussion in 'Tutorials & Guides' started by Spawn, Feb 24, 2014.


Do you use UAC in Windows?

  1. Yes

    90 vote(s)
  2. No

    15 vote(s)
  3. No, still on Windows 3.1 or XP.

    1 vote(s)
  1. carsten ibsen

    carsten ibsen Level 21

    Sep 18, 2016
    Windows 10
    Hello, I have UAC on Max, I think it is a very handy service(y)
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  2. RoboMan

    RoboMan Level 18
    Content Creator AV Tester

    Jun 24, 2016
    Windows 10
    My very own UAC is disabled since some weeks ago due to high incompatibility with my system. Reasons are unknown, but i posted a few threads about it. I feel no worries since therefore i installed ESET Internet Security v10 and HIPS warns me about every single movement in my system and allows me to block it. Set in interactive mode, i get alerts for everything, even for modying Windows things such as date and time.
  3. Local Host

    Local Host Level 2

    Sep 26, 2017
    Network Engineer
    Windows 10
    #43 Local Host, Oct 9, 2017
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2017
    Considering I'm far from an inexperienced user I see no reason to use UAC at MAX and affect my computer performance, and yes UAC affects my computer performance at anything beyond security level 1 (in fact it affected performance at anything beyond level 1 on all the computers I tested, not noticeable on all).

    People need to be less paranoid and adjust recommendations to each level of knowledge, if I said I had no Anti-Virus program I would probably be crucified but I went for over 10y without any sort of security Software and was never infected once due to my experience and knowledge alone.

    Although UAC is useful, using it at security level 3 is just bothersome for experienced users.

    This? Need Help - Graphical issues: possible driver incompatibility?
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