UAC blocks startup program

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by Galex62, Mar 28, 2007.

  1. Galex62

    Galex62 Guest

    I have detected a very strange thing in (probably) UAC.
    I have an application called AudaUpdate.exe. This app has a "run" entry in
    the registry. When Vista Business is started the app is blocked and and
    requesting permission to run.
    Now, the strange thing is, when I rename the app to a name not containing
    Update, the app is starting up without any problem, no permission to run is
    required.

    Has anyone an idea how to solve that? Switching off the UAC won't be the
    solution.

    P.S. I can't change the app name as there are approx 20'000 installation out
    in the field and they are working perfect on all other Windows OS.
     
    Galex62, Mar 28, 2007
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  2. Galex62

    Jesper Guest

    I have detected a very strange thing in (probably) UAC.
    UAC uses heuristics to detect installers. One of them is, apparently, the
    presence of the term "update" in the file name. You can disable this behavior
    using the "User Account Control: Detect application installations and prompt
    for elevation" setting in Group Policy.
     
    Jesper, Mar 28, 2007
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