DEP and UAC overlap?

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by acr1965, Nov 25, 2007.

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  1. acr1965

    acr1965 Registered Member

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    What, if any, overlap is there between DEP and UAC? I have my browser in protected mode and DEP enabled for all programs except a select few. What extra benefit does UAC give me?

    I would rather disable UAC and just keep DEP and IE7 in protected mode. What would be the risks of doing this? I also have KIS7 and Spyware Blaster installed.
     
  2. WSFuser

    WSFuser Registered Member

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    DEP aims at blocking buffer overflows, whereas UAC makes programs run with lowered privileges and prompts the user for certain actions.

    Also I dont think Protected Mode works if you disable UAC.
     
  3. gkweb

    gkweb Expert Firewall Tester

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    Hello,

    Indeed, disabling UAC disables IE Protected Mode. DEP and UAC are different things while complementary. There is no overlap.

    Regards,
    gkweb.
     
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