User Account Control, Security

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by CJ Rom, Apr 13, 2007.

  1. You need third party antivirus and if you don't like the Vista firewall you
    should buy or use a free third-party firewall.
    It is always better to be safe than sorry. Windows Defender is a nice
    addition but is not as good as other solutions.

    If you want a list of free security tools that work on Windows Vista check
    you should read this article:
    Ciprian Rusen, May 9, 2007
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    Mark Guest

    I don't think UAC will help that, most programs will still run the same way
    they always did, with the same privileges, except for some secure areas. I
    think the real advantage (as well as the real pain) is how it prompts for
    everything. With UAC on, it prompts before doing anything it considers
    important. This can be a real pain when it prompts 4 times "are you really
    sure?" just to delete a folder, but when you are on a website and it pops up
    and prompts you if its ok to install a keylogger, I think you will be happy.

    Of course its functionality is limited right now because it gives such
    limited information, 95% of the time it just says "unknown program", even
    many Microsoft apps pup up with "unknown program"
    Mark, May 11, 2007
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    nweissma Guest

    my first 2 trojans (when i was more of a newbie than i am now) came from
    downloading from the ms portal called "marketplace," which listed cnet as the
    sponsor. i learned later - -- that cnet is a sewer of
    rogue antispyware.
    nweissma, May 13, 2007
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    SoulLover Guest

    I'm no expert, but IMHO as with all things this depends on your individual
    situation. My experience has been that as a general rule, if you limit and
    filter the types of programs and files you use/store (as in getting them from
    a trusted source) and if you use common sense when running and managing your
    computer (that is if you are blessed with much common sense) then you should
    be fine without it. As for the latter, if you think you are lacking common
    sense, I'm not sure where to purchase that. If that's you then good luck.
    SoulLover, May 17, 2007
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    Mike Guest

    I have a web application, a file viewer, that won't work if I have UAC on.
    What do you think the problem is?... By the way I have this file viewer
    installed on another vista machine and it work ok with UAC on... I don't know
    what the differences are between the two systems....
    Mike, Aug 3, 2007
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    ThePA Guest

    Hi. I got a problem with my Windows Vista Home Basic. When I disable my user
    account control and then i reboot my pc, my internet browser just go crazy,
    it seems that it doesn't recognize sites and redirect always on google
    homepage. Does anyone know what's the problem? Thank you for helping me.
    ThePA, Nov 21, 2007
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