Windows Defender vs. Startup Programs HELP!

Posted: 04-16-2007, 03:56 PM
Hi, I have a few programs that seem to have some problems.

Every time I get on I get a bubble that says "Widows has blocked some
Startup Programs." Now I can click in and select "Run" on them when the
bubble pops up but I can't seem to find anywhere a "Always Run" setting or a
"Allow this to run" setting.

For example, I have Kodak Easyshare software on my comp, now I'm not sure
what it needs to do at startup, but clearly something, because it's being
blocked. When I enter my Windows Defenter, and go to manage programs, 2 of
the three options are available. Disable, Remove, but Enable is greyed out.

What do I do? And I'm really computer illiterate, so as much layman's terms
as possible for me would be appreciated.

Windows Defender vs. Startup Programs HELP!


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Cal Bear '66
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Re: Windows Defender vs. Startup Programs HELP!
Posted: 04-16-2007, 04:25 PM
I have Kodak EasyShare on my computer, and I have no problems with
it running at startup. If I were you, I would uninstall EasyShare, and reinstall.
A new Vista version was released just last week.

Do NOT run the install in compatibility mode and do NOT run the install
as an administrator.


"Jack Griffin" <JackGriffin@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:1ADF7389-096C-4FB7-A62C-C1BC37881BF4@microsoft.com...
> Hi, I have a few programs that seem to have some problems.
>
> Every time I get on I get a bubble that says "Widows has blocked some
> Startup Programs." Now I can click in and select "Run" on them when the
> bubble pops up but I can't seem to find anywhere a "Always Run" setting or a
> "Allow this to run" setting.
>
> For example, I have Kodak Easyshare software on my comp, now I'm not sure
> what it needs to do at startup, but clearly something, because it's being
> blocked. When I enter my Windows Defenter, and go to manage programs, 2 of
> the three options are available. Disable, Remove, but Enable is greyed out.
>
> What do I do? And I'm really computer illiterate, so as much layman's terms
> as possible for me would be appreciated.
Jack Griffin
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Re: Windows Defender vs. Startup Programs HELP!
Posted: 04-16-2007, 04:56 PM
This is just one of the few programs I'm having a problem with. Any way to
make defender enable them always if I tell it too?

"Cal Bear '66" wrote:
> I have Kodak EasyShare on my computer, and I have no problems with
> it running at startup. If I were you, I would uninstall EasyShare, and
> reinstall.
> A new Vista version was released just last week.
>
> Do NOT run the install in compatibility mode and do NOT run the install
> as an administrator.
>
>
> "Jack Griffin" <JackGriffin@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:1ADF7389-096C-4FB7-A62C-C1BC37881BF4@microsoft.com...
> > Hi, I have a few programs that seem to have some problems.
> >
> > Every time I get on I get a bubble that says "Widows has blocked some
> > Startup Programs." Now I can click in and select "Run" on them when the
> > bubble pops up but I can't seem to find anywhere a "Always Run" setting
> or a
> > "Allow this to run" setting.
> >
> > For example, I have Kodak Easyshare software on my comp, now I'm not
> sure
> > what it needs to do at startup, but clearly something, because it's
> being
> > blocked. When I enter my Windows Defenter, and go to manage programs, 2
> of
> > the three options are available. Disable, Remove, but Enable is greyed
> out.
> >
> > What do I do? And I'm really computer illiterate, so as much layman's
> terms
> > as possible for me would be appreciated.
>
Cal Bear '66
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Re: Windows Defender vs. Startup Programs HELP!
Posted: 04-16-2007, 05:14 PM
From my reading of this group, there is, unfortunately, no way to permanently
allow them.
I do not have this problem, and I am not sure that setting their executable to
NOT run as administrator would work.
I have tried to do this on some programs, not in startup, and it doesn't let me
change the Run as Administrator property.


"Jack Griffin" <JackGriffin@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:F8E72A10-F0BB-4406-8BD8-F52F30953F5F@microsoft.com...
> This is just one of the few programs I'm having a problem with. Any way to
> make defender enable them always if I tell it too?
>
> "Cal Bear '66" wrote:
>
>> I have Kodak EasyShare on my computer, and I have no problems with
>> it running at startup. If I were you, I would uninstall EasyShare, and
>> reinstall.
>> A new Vista version was released just last week.
>>
>> Do NOT run the install in compatibility mode and do NOT run the install
>> as an administrator.
>>
>>
>> "Jack Griffin" <JackGriffin@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:1ADF7389-096C-4FB7-A62C-C1BC37881BF4@microsoft.com...
>> > Hi, I have a few programs that seem to have some problems.
>> >
>> > Every time I get on I get a bubble that says "Widows has blocked some
>> > Startup Programs." Now I can click in and select "Run" on them when the
>> > bubble pops up but I can't seem to find anywhere a "Always Run" setting
>> or a
>> > "Allow this to run" setting.
>> >
>> > For example, I have Kodak Easyshare software on my comp, now I'm not
>> sure
>> > what it needs to do at startup, but clearly something, because it's
>> being
>> > blocked. When I enter my Windows Defenter, and go to manage programs, 2
>> of
>> > the three options are available. Disable, Remove, but Enable is greyed
>> out.
>> >
>> > What do I do? And I'm really computer illiterate, so as much layman's
>> terms
>> > as possible for me would be appreciated.
>>
Mike T
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Re: Windows Defender vs. Startup Programs HELP!
Posted: 04-16-2007, 10:47 PM
if you run MSCONFIG, and go to the Startup tab, make sure the Kodak software
has a check in it there.

"Jack Griffin" <JackGriffin@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:1ADF7389-096C-4FB7-A62C-C1BC37881BF4@microsoft.com...
> Hi, I have a few programs that seem to have some problems.
>
> Every time I get on I get a bubble that says "Widows has blocked some
> Startup Programs." Now I can click in and select "Run" on them when the
> bubble pops up but I can't seem to find anywhere a "Always Run" setting or
> a
> "Allow this to run" setting.
>
> For example, I have Kodak Easyshare software on my comp, now I'm not sure
> what it needs to do at startup, but clearly something, because it's being
> blocked. When I enter my Windows Defenter, and go to manage programs, 2
> of
> the three options are available. Disable, Remove, but Enable is greyed
> out.
>
> What do I do? And I'm really computer illiterate, so as much layman's
> terms
> as possible for me would be appreciated.
Rock
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Re: Windows Defender vs. Startup Programs HELP!
Posted: 04-16-2007, 11:30 PM
"Jack Griffin" <JackGriffin@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote
> Hi, I have a few programs that seem to have some problems.
>
> Every time I get on I get a bubble that says "Widows has blocked some
> Startup Programs." Now I can click in and select "Run" on them when the
> bubble pops up but I can't seem to find anywhere a "Always Run" setting or
> a
> "Allow this to run" setting.
>
> For example, I have Kodak Easyshare software on my comp, now I'm not sure
> what it needs to do at startup, but clearly something, because it's being
> blocked. When I enter my Windows Defenter, and go to manage programs, 2
> of
> the three options are available. Disable, Remove, but Enable is greyed
> out.
>
> What do I do? And I'm really computer illiterate, so as much layman's
> terms
> as possible for me would be appreciated.
No you can't. Any program that runs at startup that is requesting admin
privileges will trigger this. You cannot selectively authorize a particular
program. There are all kinds of security issues with that approach.

You have to ask yourself, why does the Kodak Easy Share program need admin
privileges? There is no need for it, and why does it have to run at
startup. There is probably no need for that either. Check with the
software author for an update to the program that doesn't need admin rights.

--
Rock [MS-MVP User/Shell]

Milhouse Van Houten
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Re: Windows Defender vs. Startup Programs HELP!
Posted: 05-18-2007, 05:14 PM
"Rock" <Rock@nospam.net> wrote in message
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> "Jack Griffin" <JackGriffin@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote
>> Hi, I have a few programs that seem to have some problems.
>>
>> Every time I get on I get a bubble that says "Widows has blocked some
>> Startup Programs." Now I can click in and select "Run" on them when the
>> bubble pops up but I can't seem to find anywhere a "Always Run" setting
>> or a
>> "Allow this to run" setting.
>>
>> For example, I have Kodak Easyshare software on my comp, now I'm not sure
>> what it needs to do at startup, but clearly something, because it's being
>> blocked. When I enter my Windows Defenter, and go to manage programs, 2
>> of
>> the three options are available. Disable, Remove, but Enable is greyed
>> out.
>>
>> What do I do? And I'm really computer illiterate, so as much layman's
>> terms
>> as possible for me would be appreciated.
>
> No you can't. Any program that runs at startup that is requesting admin
> privileges will trigger this. You cannot selectively authorize a
> particular program. There are all kinds of security issues with that
> approach.
>
> You have to ask yourself, why does the Kodak Easy Share program need admin
> privileges? There is no need for it, and why does it have to run at
> startup. There is probably no need for that either. Check with the
> software author for an update to the program that doesn't need admin
> rights.
But seriously, until that time comes, some programs DO need it to run (for
me it's Speedfan and DU Meter, both of which have problems running as a
standard user), and it's simply not practical to manually enable them every
time. So, given that, I went looking for a solution and found this page:
http://vistasupport.mvps.org/run_blo...p_programs.htm

Which led me here:
http://forums.slickdeals.net/showthr...id=0&p=6509411

That's a "workaround" in the classic sense, since you have to take the
offending programs out of startup areas completely and schedule them, but it
does work.

What's surprising is why, per a post in that forum, disabling Defender's
service doesn't work also. How can Defender spring into action to block
programs when the service isn't running in the first place?

Garry P
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Re: Windows Defender vs. Startup Programs HELP!
Posted: 05-18-2007, 07:24 PM
when you are in defender, click on show all users which will stop the
greying out (hopefully)
Garry
"Milhouse Van Houten" <btvs@myrealbox.com> wrote in message
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> "Rock" <Rock@nospam.net> wrote in message
> news:uWDTH9HgHHA.4872@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
>> "Jack Griffin" <JackGriffin@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote
>>> Hi, I have a few programs that seem to have some problems.
>>>
>>> Every time I get on I get a bubble that says "Widows has blocked some
>>> Startup Programs." Now I can click in and select "Run" on them when the
>>> bubble pops up but I can't seem to find anywhere a "Always Run" setting
>>> or a
>>> "Allow this to run" setting.
>>>
>>> For example, I have Kodak Easyshare software on my comp, now I'm not
>>> sure
>>> what it needs to do at startup, but clearly something, because it's
>>> being
>>> blocked. When I enter my Windows Defenter, and go to manage programs, 2
>>> of
>>> the three options are available. Disable, Remove, but Enable is greyed
>>> out.
>>>
>>> What do I do? And I'm really computer illiterate, so as much layman's
>>> terms
>>> as possible for me would be appreciated.
>>
>> No you can't. Any program that runs at startup that is requesting admin
>> privileges will trigger this. You cannot selectively authorize a
>> particular program. There are all kinds of security issues with that
>> approach.
>>
>> You have to ask yourself, why does the Kodak Easy Share program need
>> admin privileges? There is no need for it, and why does it have to run
>> at startup. There is probably no need for that either. Check with the
>> software author for an update to the program that doesn't need admin
>> rights.
>
> But seriously, until that time comes, some programs DO need it to run (for
> me it's Speedfan and DU Meter, both of which have problems running as a
> standard user), and it's simply not practical to manually enable them
> every time. So, given that, I went looking for a solution and found this
> page:
> http://vistasupport.mvps.org/run_blo...p_programs.htm
>
> Which led me here:
> http://forums.slickdeals.net/showthr...id=0&p=6509411
>
> That's a "workaround" in the classic sense, since you have to take the
> offending programs out of startup areas completely and schedule them, but
> it does work.
>
> What's surprising is why, per a post in that forum, disabling Defender's
> service doesn't work also. How can Defender spring into action to block
> programs when the service isn't running in the first place?
Milhouse Van Houten
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Re: Windows Defender vs. Startup Programs HELP!
Posted: 05-22-2007, 09:52 PM
"Milhouse Van Houten" <btvs@myrealbox.com> wrote in message
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> "Rock" <Rock@nospam.net> wrote in message
> news:uWDTH9HgHHA.4872@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
>> "Jack Griffin" <JackGriffin@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote
>>> Hi, I have a few programs that seem to have some problems.
>>>
>>> Every time I get on I get a bubble that says "Widows has blocked some
>>> Startup Programs." Now I can click in and select "Run" on them when the
>>> bubble pops up but I can't seem to find anywhere a "Always Run" setting
>>> or a
>>> "Allow this to run" setting.
>>
>> No you can't. Any program that runs at startup that is requesting admin
>> privileges will trigger this. You cannot selectively authorize a
>> particular program. There are all kinds of security issues with that
>> approach.
>>
>
> But seriously, until that time comes, some programs DO need it to run (for
> me it's Speedfan and DU Meter, both of which have problems running as a
> standard user), and it's simply not practical to manually enable them
> every time. So, given that, I went looking for a solution and found this
> page:
> http://vistasupport.mvps.org/run_blo...p_programs.htm
>
> Which led me here:
> http://forums.slickdeals.net/showthr...id=0&p=6509411
>
> That's a "workaround" in the classic sense, since you have to take the
> offending programs out of startup areas completely and schedule them, but
> it does work.
>
> What's surprising is why, per a post in that forum, disabling Defender's
> service doesn't work also. How can Defender spring into action to block
> programs when the service isn't running in the first place?
So any further thoughts on this? Is the conclusion that Defender cannot be
disabled entirely? Is that correct? If it isn't, then there should be a
way to defeat this startup protection.

I've tried the Scheduled Tasks workaround, but one of my tasks does not like
being started that way. Plus, tasks run this way leave "taskeng.exe" in
memory unnecessarily. Not to mention the hassle of setting up programs this
way.

There HAS to be a better way for getting programs that need to run as admin
to start automatically.

 
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