UAC I use is

Discussion in 'polls' started by Kees1958, Sep 22, 2010.

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I use UAC in the following mode

Poll closed Oct 6, 2010.
  1. OFF

    12 vote(s)
    24.5%
  2. QUIET

    6 vote(s)
    12.2%
  3. SMART

    6 vote(s)
    12.2%
  4. FULL

    25 vote(s)
    51.0%
  1. Kees1958

    Kees1958 Registered Member

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    Please provide feedback on UAC

    1 = Off
    2 = Quiet (auto elevate without prompt)
    3 = Smart (Exclude changes I make myself only available on Windows 7 = default on Win7)
    4 = Full (is default on Vista)
     
  2. 3GUSER

    3GUSER Registered Member

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    Hi!

    Similar polls already exist

    I can think of two
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=254302&highlight=crime
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=240842&page=2&highlight=User Account Control

    even though they are more general (do you use/use not UAC?)


    I use the SMART (default) setting in Windows 7 (Home Premium) .
    Note that higher versions of Vista/7 can use additional UAC options through Group Policy or changes to Windows registry can be made:
    http://www.askvg.com/how-to-tweak-u...ons-in-windows-vista-home-basic-home-premium/
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd835564(WS.10).aspx
     
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  3. AvinashR

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    I use UAC with Maximum Setting enabled ...
     
  4. Franklin

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    As I want everything to run unhindered and which is mainly malware so UAC is off running within a full admin account.
     
  5. Searching_ _ _

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    Vista 32 and have left UAC default.

    I hope Safe-Admin will be available soon.
     
  6. Osaban

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    Vista64 here running always admin with UAC on.
     
  7. safeguy

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    Running Win7 here with LUA and SRP...

    LUA account - UAC at Full/Max....
    Admin account - UAC Smart
     
  8. blacknight

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    When I used Vista and Seven, Off.
     
  9. YanK33

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    off i know what im doin and i have all the control of my PC
     
  10. 3GUSER

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    Running an admin account (assuming) with UAC off means you start ALL your applications with higher that it is necessary rights. Even though you know what you are doing, it is not necessary to do this . Especially with Windows 7 , it won't hurt but is a very strong protection to have just in case. Real protection mean real restriction and perfect rights management.
     
  11. ruinebabine

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    I will be using UAC full, but with RAAC, on an admin account (7x64).
     
  12. TonyW

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    On the laptop running Windows Vista that I have access to, UAC is off.
     
  13. blacknight

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    Yes, but I prefer to ensure my system with an HIPS, that checks every process, service, application, than with UAC.
     
  14. Woodgiant

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    Always running UAC on max setting. I cannot see why I should not. It can be that it is not the strongest security feature, that is probably right, but a extra layer of protection that it is.
    Best Regards
     
  15. zfactor

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    i simply cant stand all the pop ups so i turn it off. they drive me nuts and its my computer and i know what i want to allow and not allow....i seriously dont know how you guys that run it on max can stand all the pop ups..
     
  16. xxJackxx

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    Running full on 2 Windows 7 x64 machines. The prompts aren't there to be annoying, they are there to elevate a process that otherwise would not run due to lack of permission. With it off all processes would do as they please, assuming you are running as admin. Which I assume most of those that have disabled it (because of the annoyance factor) are doing. You also lose Internet Explorer protected mode. I'd rather be prompted than open up the machine like that.
     
  17. ddot

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    I voted for quiet.

    More specifically: in combination with a LUA setup, UAC was set to max, then using Group Polity (as previously noted by 3GUSER), "Behavior of the elevation prompt for administrators in Admin Approval Mode" was set to "elevate without prompting."

    To me this gives a good balance of protection and convenience. Protected mode still works. For day to day activities I run in the LUA and I have to option of elevating (using my admin password) for small setting changes. For installs or more substantial setting changes, I switch users into admin mode, give my authentication at log in and then proceed to do what needs to be done popup free.
     
  18. Noob

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    Full, i'm used to click those pop ups HAHAHAHA :D
     
  19. J_L

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    Quiet, can't stand it otherwise.
     
  20. Kees1958

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    Notify me only when programs try to make changes to my computer (do not dim my desktop)
     
  23. Kid Shamrock

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    Quiet. No pop-ups but IE8 still runs in protected mode.
     
  24. SIR****TMG

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    Full force its on
     
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