UAC - What is your preferred User Account Control setting(s)?

Discussion in 'polls' started by WildByDesign, Jan 4, 2015.

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UAC - What is your preferred User Account Control setting(s)?

  1. Always notify me

    43 vote(s)
    42.6%
  2. Notify me only when apps try to make changes to my computer (default)

    20 vote(s)
    19.8%
  3. Notify me only when apps try to make changes to my computer (don't dim my desktop)

    4 vote(s)
    4.0%
  4. Never notify me

    33 vote(s)
    32.7%
  5. + modified additional UAC Group Policy Settings and/or Registry Key Settings*

    8 vote(s)
    7.9%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. WildByDesign

    WildByDesign Registered Member

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    The purpose of this poll is to get an understanding of which UAC settings are used most often these days and get get a decent breakdown between options. This poll is intended for users running modern versions of Windows which support these UAC options. The idea is to choose an option based on your main daily use system, although I'm sure there are different scenarios as well so simply choose based on what you feel is appropriate.

    * I have enabled the option to allow multiple selections. The main purpose in this case is to allow users to select their UAC level but also for users who modify additional UAC settings by way of Group Policy or Registry Key settings specific to UAC. This gives those users the option to select that as well.

    The idea for this poll came to mind while reading the following thread:
    UACMe - Defeating Windows User Account Control

    MrBrian has created a discussion thread for UAC here:
    UAC (User Account Control) discussion thread

    Feel free to discuss this poll here or for more in depth UAC discussion follow the link above.
     
  2. guest

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    Always Notify. I have been getting used to CHIPS prompts so UAC's prompts feel like easymodo. =V
     
  3. Rasheed187

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    Never notify me. If you use a behavior blocker/HIPS, you don't need UAC.
     
  4. wat0114

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  5. Minimalist

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    Always notify.
     
  6. Osaban

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    Always notify...
     
  7. roger_m

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    I have it set to never notify me. This is what I've had it set to on all my computers ever since it was introduced with Vista. I know this makes my system less secure, but I can live with that as I find the UAC prompts to be highly annoying.

    The only time I ever want to receive a security replated prompt is when a known threat is found.
     
  8. Sampei Nihira

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    Always notify.
     
  9. J_L

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    Although always notify would be more secure, I don't rely on UAC for security. Dimming the desktop is an annoying waste of time and resources, so I choose the third option.
     
  10. Minimalist

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    I don't like dimming part also. That's why I changed the behavior from "Prompt for consent on the secure desktop" to "Prompt for consent" using GPedit.
    Uh, I guess I should choose last option...
     
  11. safeguy

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    Always Notify.
     
  12. crofty

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    Always Notify.
     
  13. chrisretusn

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    The default.
     
  14. ArchiveX

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    As I use other security measures, I select: Never notify me.
     
  15. ako

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    LUA+TweakUAC
     
  16. MisterB

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    I just use the default. I already have fairly strict file permissions and any software that wants to make changes to the system is going to have to be run as administrator anyway. If I changed it, it would be to the highest setting.
     
  17. rdsu

    rdsu Registered Member

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    Never notify me
     
  18. Nebulus

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    Always notify me.
     
  19. NGRhodes

    NGRhodes Registered Member

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    UAC full + LUA.
     
  20. xxJackxx

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    Always notify.
     
  21. ProTruckDriver

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    Same here, Never notify me.
     
  22. zfactor

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    on my personal systems turn that annoying thing off is one of the first things i do. on a clients computer its on (under most circumstances )
     
  23. cruelsister

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    For those who choose Always Notify, please briefly add just what you think UAC actually does in way of protection.
     
  24. ghodgson

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    Using Voodooshield which turns off UAC as default setting.
     
  25. Yash Khan

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    UAC Default on system With Eset Smart Security.

    UAC Disabled on system with Comodo Internet Security

    Win 7 64
     
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