Smart UAC Replacement 1.0

Posted: 08-04-2008, 11:52 PM
I just discovered a program called "Smart UAC Replacement 1.0". It's
supposed to, well, replace regular dumb UAC. I haven't tested it yet and I
don't know if it has anything to do with the true UAC mechanism in Vista.
FWIW it claims to also work with XP and Windows 2000. I'd be interested to
know what others think about this (once you get over the revulsion and
disgust <g>) Here comes the link:

http://www.replaceuac.com/

Smart UAC Replacement 1.0


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FromTheRafters
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Re: Smart UAC Replacement 1.0
Posted: 08-05-2008, 12:42 AM
I especially liked this gem.

"...and finds both known and unknown malicious programs
and prevents their activity."

Finally - we can all relax. )

"Victek" <Victek@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
news:3A957ED8-FF41-48F0-A230-113FD7DA1F0A@microsoft.com...
>I just discovered a program called "Smart UAC Replacement 1.0". It's
>supposed to, well, replace regular dumb UAC. I haven't tested it yet and I
>don't know if it has anything to do with the true UAC mechanism in Vista.
>FWIW it claims to also work with XP and Windows 2000. I'd be interested to
>know what others think about this (once you get over the revulsion and
>disgust <g>) Here comes the link:
>
> http://www.replaceuac.com/

Spaceman
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Re: Smart UAC Replacement 1.0
Posted: 08-05-2008, 12:55 AM
Hmm?
I don't know if I want to trust.
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with the security of my Windows system.
although who knows, it might be a nice program.
I don't think I want to be the guineapig on that though.

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"Victek" <Victek@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
news:3A957ED8-FF41-48F0-A230-113FD7DA1F0A@microsoft.com...
>I just discovered a program called "Smart UAC Replacement 1.0". It's
>supposed to, well, replace regular dumb UAC. I haven't tested it yet and I
>don't know if it has anything to do with the true UAC mechanism in Vista.
>FWIW it claims to also work with XP and Windows 2000. I'd be interested to
>know what others think about this (once you get over the revulsion and
>disgust <g>) Here comes the link:
>
> http://www.replaceuac.com/
Spirit
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Re: Smart UAC Replacement 1.0
Posted: 08-05-2008, 02:21 AM
Something that give even more protection than Smart UAC
is RegRun. Been using it for years starting from Win 95
through Vista. I use the Platinum Version.

http://www.greatis.com/security/

"Victek" <Victek@invalid.invalid> wrote in message news:3A957ED8-FF41-48F0-A230-113FD7DA1F0A@microsoft.com...
>I just discovered a program called "Smart UAC Replacement 1.0". It's
> supposed to, well, replace regular dumb UAC. I haven't tested it yet and I
> don't know if it has anything to do with the true UAC mechanism in Vista.
> FWIW it claims to also work with XP and Windows 2000. I'd be interested to
> know what others think about this (once you get over the revulsion and
> disgust <g>) Here comes the link:
>
> http://www.replaceuac.com/
>
HappyAndyK
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Re: Smart UAC Replacement 1.0
Posted: 08-05-2008, 03:56 AM

Nice idea ! But this program gave me the INVALID_KERNEL_HANDLE BSOD on 3
occassions, hence uninstalled it.

Victek;77959 Wrote:
> I just discovered a program called "Smart UAC Replacement 1.0". It's
> supposed to, well, replace regular dumb UAC. I haven't tested it yet
> and I
> don't know if it has anything to do with the true UAC mechanism in
> Vista.
> FWIW it claims to also work with XP and Windows 2000. I'd be
> interested to
> know what others think about this (once you get over the revulsion and
> disgust <g>) Here comes the link:
>
> 'Home :: Smart UAC Replacement' (http://www.replaceuac.com/)

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Mick Murphy
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RE: Smart UAC Replacement 1.0
Posted: 08-05-2008, 09:26 AM
Wouldn't touch it with a 40' barge pole!
It is a Reg cleaner/Anti-spyware/Anti-virus all rolled into one!
I don't think so!
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"Victek" wrote:
> I just discovered a program called "Smart UAC Replacement 1.0". It's
> supposed to, well, replace regular dumb UAC. I haven't tested it yet and I
> don't know if it has anything to do with the true UAC mechanism in Vista.
> FWIW it claims to also work with XP and Windows 2000. I'd be interested to
> know what others think about this (once you get over the revulsion and
> disgust <g>) Here comes the link:
>
> http://www.replaceuac.com/
>
Mick Murphy
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Re: Smart UAC Replacement 1.0
Posted: 08-06-2008, 07:27 AM
Replaceuac looks like snake oil to me.
Did you read what it is supposed to do?
If you downloaded it, you'd be scanning with with your anti-virus!
Not for me!
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"Victor Constantinescu" wrote:
> Hi,
> Uac's role is just to inform you that a certain application wants to gain
> admin privileges. Anything "smarter" than that is subject to error.
>
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> Security MVP
> http://victor-youngun.blogspot.com/
>
>
> "Mick Murphy" <MickMurphy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:93D1E243-5B90-44AA-A72D-EDF7BCEF8F1C@microsoft.com...
> > Wouldn't touch it with a 40' barge pole!
> > It is a Reg cleaner/Anti-spyware/Anti-virus all rolled into one!
> > I don't think so!
> > --
> > Mick Murphy - Qld - Australia
> >
> >
> > "Victek" wrote:
> >
> >> I just discovered a program called "Smart UAC Replacement 1.0". It's
> >> supposed to, well, replace regular dumb UAC. I haven't tested it yet and
> >> I
> >> don't know if it has anything to do with the true UAC mechanism in Vista.
> >> FWIW it claims to also work with XP and Windows 2000. I'd be interested
> >> to
> >> know what others think about this (once you get over the revulsion and
> >> disgust <g>) Here comes the link:
> >>
> >> http://www.replaceuac.com/
> >>
>
Root Kit
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Re: Smart UAC Replacement 1.0
Posted: 08-06-2008, 08:39 AM
On Wed, 6 Aug 2008 00:27:00 -0700, Mick Murphy
<MickMurphy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>Replaceuac looks like snake oil to me.
Definitely. "Security" for the clueless.
Steve Riley [MSFT]
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Re: Smart UAC Replacement 1.0
Posted: 08-06-2008, 11:45 AM
In general, it's a bad idea to use third-party "replacements" for critical
parts of the operating system. While I'll never claim that our software is
bug-free, I feel pretty certain that some shady no-charge download that
tries to replace or improve on some aspect of the security subsystem hasn't
gone through any kind of testing like we do: the SDL, automated fuzz and
penetration testing, and threat modeling. My advice: stay away from stuff
like this.

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"Victek" <Victek@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
news:3A957ED8-FF41-48F0-A230-113FD7DA1F0A@microsoft.com...
> I just discovered a program called "Smart UAC Replacement 1.0". It's
> supposed to, well, replace regular dumb UAC. I haven't tested it yet and
> I don't know if it has anything to do with the true UAC mechanism in
> Vista. FWIW it claims to also work with XP and Windows 2000. I'd be
> interested to know what others think about this (once you get over the
> revulsion and disgust <g>) Here comes the link:
>
> http://www.replaceuac.com/
HappyAndyK
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Re: Smart UAC Replacement 1.0
Posted: 08-06-2008, 12:00 PM

Well, digging around a bit I came across the following facts ! Th
developers of Smart UAC Replacement are Security Stronghold, who hav
developed True Sword. Here is what Symantec says about TrueSword
TrueSword is a Security Risk that may give exaggerated reports o
threats on the computer. The program then prompts the user to purchase
registered version of the software in order to remove the reporte
threats. For details see 'Review : Smart UAC Replacement
(http://www.winvistaclub.com/s17.html

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