disable parts of uac

Posted: 06-14-2008, 01:43 PM
Is it plausible to disable parts of UAC?
this because I hate the parts
-blocked startupprograms (in dutch geblokkeerde opstartprogramma's)
-'are you sure you want to proceed'-messages (weet u zeker dat u hiermee
door wilt gaan)
, but the other parts are very usefull.

so is it plausible to disable these parts?

the only thing I know is how to disable the whole UAC.

disable parts of uac


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Charlie42
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Re: disable parts of uac
Posted: 06-14-2008, 02:54 PM
"sanderl" <sanderl@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
> Is it plausible to disable parts of UAC?
Sorry, but no.

Read more in this article, first chapter:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...DisplayLang=en

Charlie42

Nonny
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Re: disable parts of uac
Posted: 06-14-2008, 03:02 PM
On Sat, 14 Jun 2008 06:43:00 -0700, sanderl
<sanderl@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>Is it plausible to disable parts of UAC?
You can set it so that you don't get the constant questions/messages

Google "TweakUAC.exe".

Download it and run it (one time run does it).
>this because I hate the parts
>-blocked startupprograms (in dutch geblokkeerde opstartprogramma's)
>-'are you sure you want to proceed'-messages (weet u zeker dat u hiermee
>door wilt gaan)
>, but the other parts are very usefull.
>
>so is it plausible to disable these parts?
>
>the only thing I know is how to disable the whole UAC.
CarolinaFaithful
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Re: disable parts of uac
Posted: 06-15-2008, 02:24 AM

Silent mode will still block some programs at startup. However, usin
TweakUAC and putting it in silent mode is definitely preferred t
disabling UAC altogether

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Nonny
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Re: disable parts of uac
Posted: 06-15-2008, 02:56 AM
On Sat, 14 Jun 2008 21:24:56 -0500, CarolinaFaithful
<guest@unknown-email.com> wrote:
>Silent mode will still block some programs at startup. However, using
>TweakUAC and putting it in silent mode is definitely preferred to
>disabling UAC altogether.
I found that a couple of my oft-used programs got screwed up while
using UAC in silent mode... dumped UAC completely and won't go back.
Wil
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Re: disable parts of uac
Posted: 06-15-2008, 10:34 AM
On Jun 15, 12:24 pm, CarolinaFaithful <gu...@unknown-email.com> wrote:
> Silent mode will still block some programs at startup. However, using
> TweakUAC and putting it in silent mode is definitely preferred to
> disabling UAC altogether.
>
> --
> CarolinaFaithful
>
> Your knowledge is appreciated. One can never learn too much.
Silent mode is worse then disabling UAC all together because it gives
you a false sense of security. All an application has to do is have a
manifest that says grant full rights and it has admin rights to your
system.

If you need your application to run as admin on startup you should
code it (or bug the coder who coded it wrong) so the admin components
run as a service.
Gerald309
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Re: disable parts of uac
Posted: 06-15-2008, 02:31 PM
You may want to consider this article information (below) before
'hacking' the Windows system .... a Windows Vista empowered computer
is too pretty to "deface":

Techworld.com - Vista's UAC spots rootkits, tests find
http://www.techworld.com/security/ne...?newsid=101583

Do you know what a rootkit is ? (Certainly one of the most dangerous
malware threats aside from a 'blended threat' attack). Do you know
what notifications you are turning off ? Are they malware alerts you
should attend for a stable and secure system ?

An easy way to wade through this is simply if you have ever had a
personal firewall installed that is quality and a tad "agressive" and
you get the several alerts. You go through them one by one and off to
the search engine to see if the process is part of Windows or trusted
software to give permission to.

What you may turn off with some hacker tweak is an actual alert to
malware much as the same as turning off firewall protection to a port
malware is communicating through - or allowing malware by clicking
"OK" to allow it internet access and defeating the purpose of the
security software (antivirus, antispyware, firewall).

I would investigate with extreme prejudice before proceeding as you
ask or are answered in today's crimeware enviroment.

MORE:
Is Limited User Account enough? Not really...
http://www.prevx.com/blog/83/Is-Limi...nt-enough-Not-
really.html


On Jun 14, 9:43*am, sanderl <sand...@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
> Is it plausible to disable parts of UAC?
> this because I hate the parts
> -blocked startupprograms (in dutch geblokkeerde opstartprogramma's)
> -'are you sure you want to proceed'-messages (weet u zeker dat u hiermee
> door wilt gaan)
> , but the other parts are very usefull.
>
> so is it plausible to disable these parts?
>
> the only thing I know is how to disable the whole UAC.
CarolinaFaithful
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Re: disable parts of uac
Posted: 06-15-2008, 04:25 PM

Thank you Wil and Gerald309, for correcting me. The Techworld.com
article finally convinced me to re-enable my UAC. What I thought was
"an annoyance" before, could really help prevent a catastrophe later on.


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Re: disable parts of uac
Posted: 06-15-2008, 07:17 PM
On Sun, 15 Jun 2008 11:25:34 -0500, CarolinaFaithful
<guest@unknown-email.com> wrote:
>Thank you Wil and Gerald309, for correcting me. The Techworld.com
>article finally convinced me to re-enable my UAC. What I thought was
>"an annoyance" before, could really help prevent a catastrophe later on.
Setup a disciplined backup program and you won't have to worry about
it.

I could get the most biblical virus infestation and be back up and
running in an hour without even having to run a virus scanner.

I do daily full backups using Acronis True Image, and I backup my data
every two hours using Second Copy.


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Re: disable parts of uac
Posted: 06-15-2008, 09:17 PM
Let's try this on for a more intelligent answer than my gerald309
other account / no spam - since it was inspired here::

Warning: Why you should not use a ‘tweaking UAC’ software utility
June 15, 2008 by bluecollarpc
Warning: Why you should not use a ‘tweaking UAC’ software utility

Silent Mode tweak….

Simple. Number one the software utility is not a Microsoft Windows
product which is what these “hacker” utilities will be making changes
to - YOUR Windows Operating System. Just because they can create
software (anyone can) does not mean it is safe and secure and will not
corrupt Windows in some manner (and How to undo changes to the
Registry ?)

The bottom line is some programmer runs out and buys the Vista manual
from Microsoft and finds some hidden setting or creates one (just like
with XP for years) and runs out and opens their “donateware” on some
free blog which is illegal or even at Yahoo Groups or Microsoft News
Rooms which is also illegal - see the Federal Trade Commission, these
areas are not legally commercial - to get hopefully rich at any
expense of the Users with the all too familiar “As IS”…. (happens
everyday of the week in the ‘XP Years’ and is migrating to Vista, but
seems the majority of these type products do a fair and safe
operation, to be fair - but this type utility is circumventing Vista
security which you do not want to do and is why anti-malware products
like antivirus and antispyware have been manufactured to prevent
malicious malware applications from doing that)…..

Consider the following rather then these type hacker “tweaks” ….

You may want to consider this article information (below) before
‘hacking’ the Windows system …. a Windows Vista empowered computer
is too pretty to “deface”:

Techworld.com - Vista’s UAC spots rootkits, tests find
http://www.techworld.com/security/ne...?newsid=101583

Do you know what a rootkit is ? (Certainly one of the most dangerous
malware threats aside from a ‘blended threat’ attack). Do you know
what notifications you are turning off ? Are they malware alerts you
should attend for a stable and secure system ?

An easy way to wade through this is simply if you have ever had a
personal firewall installed that is quality and a tad “aggressive” and
you get the several alerts. You go through them one by one and off to
the search engine to see if the process is part of Windows or trusted
software to give permission to.

What you may turn off with some hacker tweak is an actual alert to
malware much as the same as turning off firewall protection to a port
malware is communicating through - or allowing malware by clicking
“OK” to allow it internet access and defeating the purpose of the
security software (antivirus, antispyware, firewall).

I would investigate with extreme prejudice before proceeding in
changes not recommended in today’s crimeware environment - see the
following:

MORE:
Is Limited User Account enough? Not really…
http://www.prevx.com/blog/83/Is-Limi...ot-really.html


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On Jun 14, 9:43*am, sanderl <sand...@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
> Is it plausible to disable parts of UAC?
> this because I hate the parts
> -blocked startupprograms (in dutch geblokkeerde opstartprogramma's)
> -'are you sure you want to proceed'-messages (weet u zeker dat u hiermee
> door wilt gaan)
> , but the other parts are very usefull.
>
> so is it plausible to disable these parts?
>
> the only thing I know is how to disable the whole UAC.
 
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