Drivers requiring permission to load on every boot.

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by Scott, May 29, 2007.

  1. Scott

    Scott Guest

    I have been waiting for the Vista drivers from USR for the 5699B modem. They
    were released last week. I have installed them on three customer’s machines
    and every time the computer boots up I receive the Open File Security Warning
    for USRLDR.exe and 3CMLINK.exe file. I uncheck the “Always ask before
    running files of this type†box yet the warning comes up on every reboot.
    Additionally there is a User Account Control window requiring permission for
    Modem R3 Interface to run. I sent this information to USR and here is their
    reply: “Unfortunately this is not an issue that we can resolve; Microsoft
    may have a suggestion as to how to configure the security aspects of Windows
    Vista to not give you these security warnings every time you boot up. Our
    technicians will be looking into this issue in the near future; please let us
    know if you have this same issue with other installations of the same driver.
    The issue you are experiencing is related to the Windows operating system
    rather than your U.S. Robotics product.â€
    Any Ideas?
     
    Scott, May 29, 2007
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    freddy Guest

    Scott,

    Vista has something called 'User Account Control' and the default setting
    for this is 'on'. The work around is to launch control panel, select User
    Accounts and the applicable User Accounts and then click once on the option
    'Turn User Account off'.

    When you select off, it will need to re-boot. When you reboot, you may get
    the same permission seeking boxes again for the modem items and, if you do,
    uncheck the 'always check before running' box and then hit run on all dialog
    boxes. You can then go back into Control Panel and re-enable UAC. The next
    time you boot the permission boxes should have gone away. If you have
    further problems with this, post back. The idea behind this security feature
    is to prevent malware from running.
     
    freddy, May 29, 2007
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    Scott Guest

    I followed the procedure and everything works fine as long as the UAC is
    turned off. When I turn it back on and reboot I still get the UAC warning.
    Additionally with the UAC off I get security center warnings. From what I
    can tell there is no way to turn off the security setting warning for just
    the UAC.
     
    Scott, May 29, 2007
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    freddy Guest

    Scott,

    Well, you can turn off the Security Center Service. That would turn off all
    the basic warnings you get when you turn off security items, such as the
    firewall, automatic update, UAC, and who knows what else. A lot of people
    turn it off to free themselves of the nags.

    You can turn it off by right clicking Computer and selecting Manage. Then a
    window titled Computer Management opens. There, scroll down to Services and
    Applications and highlight Services. Expand the Services window and scroll
    down to Security Center. Right click Security Center and select Properties.
    In the window you get, select Disable this service. It will now be disabled
    and specific security warnings will no longer be given. However, this step
    is not recommended, for obvious reasons.

    The better option is to figure out how to stop the nagging involving the
    permissions. I think there is a way of doing that, but off had it escapes
    me. I'll research it and be back. In the meantime, go ahead and disable UAC
    and the Security Center. The choice is yours, however. lol
     
    freddy, May 29, 2007
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    freddy Guest

    Scott,

    I don't know what folders, shortcuts, executables, etc., that you have from
    installing those modems. On my computer, I can right click a shortcut, a
    folder, or an executable, and select Properties. In the window that opens
    there is a security tab. You can set Permissions under that tab. You'll
    need to look around using that for a guideline and apply it to your
    situation. Let me know how that works for you.
     
    freddy, May 29, 2007
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    freddy Guest

    freddy, May 30, 2007
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    freddy Guest

    Scott,

    Here is a good summary of how UAC works (from the Internet)

    http://www.jimmah.com/vista/security/uac.aspx

    It's confusing, but once you get the hang of it, it's not that bad. You
    might want to print and save for reference.
     
    freddy, May 30, 2007
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    Karla Guest

     
    Karla, Jul 24, 2007
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    Karla Guest

    Oops. Sorry. I have the same problem with the same modem, but my problem
    goes further. When my daughter logs on with her user account she gets the
    same prompts. The problem comes when the User Account Control asks for
    permission to run the R3 Interface. No matter how I set the parental
    controls, it insists on an administrator password to continue. This is a
    huge inconvenience as she cannot use the internet if I'm not home or
    otherwise unavailable to enter my password--which I'm certainly not going to
    share. Perhaps this is a remedial fix that I just cannot overcome. I've
    resigned myself to having to give the modem permission to load three times
    everytime I start my computer, but I'd like to know how to allow my daughter
    to use the internet when I'm not standing there. Anyone?? Thanks!
     
    Karla, Jul 24, 2007
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    forget.itnow Guest

    Partial solution works on Vista Home Premium (may work on other
    versions)

    1) Create a shortcut on your administrator desktop to the
    c:\windows\system32 folder
    2) Copy the files USRLDR.exe and 3CMLINK.exe from that folder onto you
    desktop.
    3) Right click on the desktop copy of each file and under properties
    page click unblock and apply. (if you look back at the file properties,
    they should remain unblocked)
    4) reboot, login, and when you get window about USRLDR (do NOT answer
    it yet). Quickly copy 3CMLINK.exe file back into windows\system32 folder
    using the shortcut (You have to confirm multiple times).

    5) Answer pending USRLDR question.
    6) copy USRLDR.exe to windows\system folder.
    7) Reboot and you are down to only the message about Modem R3
    Interface.
    8) Clean up the desktop and your done.

    You have to be quick at step 4 or the prompt becomes "modal" and you
    cannot do anything but answer it. You could use a program like spybot to
    disable the startup of USRLDR and then you would not have to rush. Just
    remember to enable the startup entry after you are done.

    You have to copy the files to your desktop because "unblock" does not
    work under protected areas of the system, like \windows...
     
    forget.itnow, Sep 6, 2007
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