Well here is another UAC tool from Vista.

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by Mr. Arnold, Oct 11, 2008.

  1. Mr. Arnold

    DevilsPGD Guest

    In message <> Paul Montgomery
    The "new machine" effect would be seen in "Percentage of sessions with
    prompts over time", if the problem is applications that need elevation
    on a regular basis without any need (games, Quickbooks, etc), those
    applications would likely exist both on mew machines and day to day
    activity.

    What might be an interesting stat would be "percentage of sessions with
    UAC prompts over time-since-Windows-installation"

    Regardless, stat I quoted is "number of unique applications and tasks
    creating UAC prompts", which indicates that either applications are
    changing their behaviour, or that users are moving to limited-user
    compatible software.
    SP1 came out in May, so again looking at "number of *unique applications
    and tasks* creating UAC prompts", excluding SP1, that's down from
    800,000 in Aug/07 to 300,000 in Apr/08.

    I stand by my comment that the results speak for themselves.
     
    DevilsPGD, Oct 14, 2008
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  2. Mr. Arnold

    Mr. Arnold Guest

    You might find some interesting reading here about Vista's kernel.

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/cc162458.aspx

    <http://www.securitypronews.com/news/securitynews/spn-45-20060601ASLRJoinsVistasBagOfTricks.html>

    You know, I just don't see posts about malware issues with Vista users
    that much.
     
    Mr. Arnold, Oct 15, 2008
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  3. FromTheRafters, Oct 15, 2008
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