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UAC all that bad?
Jul 20 2011, 5:07 pm
By: iCCup.xboi209  

Jul 20 2011, 5:07 pm iCCup.xboi209 Post #1



Ok I know how Windows Vista is infamously known for its compatibility problems and the uac problems as well but is uac really just annoying? Older programs require you to manually right click and click Run as Administrator but newer programs or updated programs usually prompt for admin password. It's still annoying clicking through all that but I think uac is still worth it. I've ran into a bad virus once and it kept prompting me for admin password for like 40 times, luckily I only clicked yes about 4 times until realizing something's bad :crazy:
So luckily the virus wasn't as serious than if uac was disabled. I've had Vista for a few years and I don't think the uac thing is annoying at all.



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Jul 20 2011, 5:13 pm CecilSunkure Post #2



Basically things like UAC are a total bitch to people who are competent users. Also, it's actually pretty easy to avoid malicious things on the internet with preventative measures, like not opening suspicious files.



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Jul 20 2011, 5:23 pm poison_us Post #3

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Quote from name:xboi209
I only clicked yes about 4 times until realizing something's bad :crazy:
:disgust:

Agreeing with Cecil on this one...competency usually makes things like UAC pointless and an annoyance.





Jul 20 2011, 6:11 pm Ahli Post #4

I do stuff and thingies... Try widening and reducing the number of small nooks and crannies to correct the problem.

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I only clicked yes about 4 times until realizing something's bad :crazy:
:disgust:

Agreeing with Cecil on this one...competency usually makes things like UAC pointless and an annoyance.
On the other side, it's a good security system for people who know nothing about the operating system because you can't change anything without notification.




Jul 20 2011, 6:17 pm MadZombie Post #5



Doesn't bother me at all



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Jul 20 2011, 7:30 pm Rain.Man Post #6



I disliked it in Vista, as it seemed to open up for everything and was time consumingly slow, even on a fast computer. I was happy to have it on with Win 7 until I found that it made any file that does a self-intergity test take a very long time to load. To be honest I've not missed it.

I do, however, have it enabled on the kid's computer, with MY password. Saves things from being "accidentally" messed up.



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Jul 20 2011, 7:36 pm Excalibur Post #7

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Agreeing with Cecil on this. UAC is meant for idiots and children who have no idea what they're doing.




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Jul 20 2011, 7:37 pm Centreri Post #8

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Everyone thinks they're a competent user. When they get malware, it's never their fault, it's the technology's fault. With UAC, it's difficult to get malware. Since Vista/7, I've never had any sort of malware problem; prior to them, I did. I have no problem with clicking "Okay" twice a day for the added security.



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Jul 20 2011, 7:41 pm Excalibur Post #9

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Everyone thinks they're a competent user. When they get malware, it's never their fault, it's the technology's fault.
Perhaps this is why so many of my customers are surprised that A. they overpaid for shit hardware (I'm told it's the store's/sales man's fault) and B. their problems could've easily been avoided by not clicking ads about penis enlargement (The internet's fault, I lol'd).




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Jul 20 2011, 9:12 pm TiKels Post #10



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Gets me every time.



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Jul 20 2011, 9:50 pm Lanthanide Post #11



I've *never* had to type my admin password into a UAC prompt. Maybe you're doing something wrong?

I use UAC. It's really not that big a deal.



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Jul 20 2011, 10:36 pm Vrael Post #12



I disabled my UAC as soon as I got Vista, never had any problems with it lol. Never had any virus problems either, and I reinstall windows every so often so if there are any I didn't know about they get eradicated anyway.



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Jul 20 2011, 10:51 pm CecilSunkure Post #13



Quote from Lanthanide
I've *never* had to type my admin password into a UAC prompt. Maybe you're doing something wrong?

I use UAC. It's really not that big a deal.
I don't remember specifically what, I think it was in the majorgeeks malware removal and/or maintenance guides to disable UAC. It made it hard to do common tasks. I remember having some ridiculous permissions errors that were absolutely ridiculous.



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Jul 21 2011, 12:00 am Phobos Post #14

Are you sure about that?

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Jul 21 2011, 12:21 am Dem0n Post #15

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I disabled it the second day I got Windows 7. :-_-:




Jul 21 2011, 12:44 am Lanthanide Post #16



Quote from CecilSunkure
Quote from Lanthanide
I've *never* had to type my admin password into a UAC prompt. Maybe you're doing something wrong?

I use UAC. It's really not that big a deal.
I don't remember specifically what, I think it was in the majorgeeks malware removal and/or maintenance guides to disable UAC. It made it hard to do common tasks. I remember having some ridiculous permissions errors that were absolutely ridiculous.
It was much worse in Vista, where you sometimes had to do multiple UAC authorisations for a single task. In W7 you only ever do it once for any task (unless of course that task starts a separate task that requires UAC, like starting a program that attempts to delete system files would probably need 2 UACs).

Like I said, never had any problems with it. Now, if I had to type in my password, that would be very annoying. But I've never seen it.



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Jul 21 2011, 12:57 am iCCup.xboi209 Post #17



You only have to type a password if you're on a standard account, if you're on an admin, you just click Allow



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Jul 21 2011, 1:21 am CecilSunkure Post #18



Quote from Lanthanide
Quote from CecilSunkure
Quote from Lanthanide
I've *never* had to type my admin password into a UAC prompt. Maybe you're doing something wrong?

I use UAC. It's really not that big a deal.
I don't remember specifically what, I think it was in the majorgeeks malware removal and/or maintenance guides to disable UAC. It made it hard to do common tasks. I remember having some ridiculous permissions errors that were absolutely ridiculous.
It was much worse in Vista, where you sometimes had to do multiple UAC authorisations for a single task. In W7 you only ever do it once for any task (unless of course that task starts a separate task that requires UAC, like starting a program that attempts to delete system files would probably need 2 UACs).

Like I said, never had any problems with it. Now, if I had to type in my password, that would be very annoying. But I've never seen it.
Yeah I was talking about windows vista too.



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Jul 21 2011, 4:22 am Sacrieur Post #19

Still Napping

They toned it down in Windows 7, but really it's a nifty security feature.

And yes, you can make running certain programs/opening certain files require both a password and administrative access. I've got one of those files stuck on my windows installation from a previous owner and can't remove it. The only real way for me to delete it is to reformat the area it's stored on.



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Jul 21 2011, 6:41 am NudeRaider Post #20

We can't explain the universe, just describe it; and we don't know whether our theories are true, we just know they're not wrong. >Harald Lesch

Have you tried changing ownership of the file to you? This option is a bit buried within the security tab -> advanced.




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