Do you disable UAC?

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  1. Overkill

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    How many of you disable User Account Control (UAC), and why?
     
  2. Yash Khan

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    When I was running Comodo Internet Security I use to disable UAC as I find UAC not needed with CIS.

    With any other security software I tried I keep UAC enabled at default.
     
  3. Rasheed187

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    I believe this poll already exists? But yes I disable it, it's too annoying and doesn't give any true security benefits.
     
  4. Overkill

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    I also find it very annoying and always disable it as soon as windows is installed. Some say it is a must, but with all my security (sig below) what are my chances of getting infected? I think it's slim to none.
     
  5. SHvFl

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    No, i set it on max level. Way worth it and not many notifications per day for me.
     
  6. daman1

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    I have UAC "ON" I figure why not another layer of protection.
     
  7. zapjb

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    Disable it. It's annoying.
     
  8. amarildojr

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    I don't. UAC is the closes Microsoft has ever gotten to a Unix security model.
     
  9. haakon

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    UAC off. It's overkill and the "OK or not" experience is worthless for the expert and clueless alike.

    I prefer Windows' "Open File Security Warning" having the Always ask before opening this file check box that can be cleared for trusted stuff. It's more informative and configurable so it can be made less intrusive.

    And like member Overkill, my layered security and policy setups offer greater protection than UAC purports to deliver.
     
  10. Aura

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    I have UAC enabled at its default level. Never really bothered me.
     
  11. Buddel

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    Same here. It's always enabled because I like this additional layer of security.
     
  12. J_L

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    You can't even fully disable it on Windows 8+; it still runs non-shield programs as standard user, keeps Internet Explorer Protected Mode, registry virtualization, etc. All you'll miss is the prompt.

    On Windows Vista and 7, it can be completely disabled via settings, but that is an archaic way of doing things that only benefit very few legacy software 0.1% of the population still uses. If you don't want prompts on those OS, I recommend the admin approval mode tweak.

    Personally, I've done it all. I also noticed that many program settings reset (and probably leaves behind now obsolete registry entries) if you disable UAC later on in Vista and 7.

    Currently, I keep it at don't dim my screen, cause that just lags things. I don't really mind the prompts, especially since you can bypass them (if you have admin privileges of course) using Task Scheduler for startup programs.
     
  13. roger_m

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    On any computer I use a lot, I disable UAC, as I find it extremely annoying. Personally, I find any kind of prompts which require my input to allow or deny actions to be annoying, which is why I keep my secrity setup very basic.
     
  14. Baldrick

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    Have it turned off and have replaced it with VoodooShield...which is infinitely better in my humble opinion.
     
  15. digmor crusher

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    Yup, the annoyance factor is high.
     
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    Why do people complain about it in Windows but praise it on Linux?
     
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    On my own machines UAC is enabled, but frequently used programs are started with elevated rights.
    http://winaero.com/comment.php?comment.news.152

    In my opinion it's ok, if skilled users do disable UAC,
    but You guys are likely responsible for more than Your own machine.

    I rate it irresponsible to disable UAC on customers, or friends machines.
     
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  18. J_L

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    Cause Windows users want convenience above all else. I'm more surprised OS X users aren't complaining more, might have something to do with their love of Apple and "simpler" mindset...
     
  19. xxJackxx

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    I leave it on. Who wants a drive by to have full admin access to their system?
     
  20. Krusty

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    I leave it on because it doesn't bother me, even with VoodooShield installed.
     
  21. roger_m

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    @Baldrick I just installed VoodooShield and am impressed.

    @Hiltihome I never disable UAC on other people's computers either. I agree, that it would irresponsible to do so.
     
  22. Krusty

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    @roger_m , Cool! Which version, released or the latest beta? My suggestion would be the beta. ;)

    End of OT.
     
  23. roger_m

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    @Krusty13 I instaled the stable version, before hearing of the beta version. i'm going to install the latest beta version now.
     
  24. fblais

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    I leave UAC enabled as well.
     
  25. zapjb

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    For me 99.99999% of all programs I've installed in Linux come from the repo. Only have to enter my PW one time to install dozens of programs in Linux.

    In windows with uac on to install a dozen programs would take answering at least a dozen uac prompts. Probably closer to 24 prompts.

    That's why.
     
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