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Offline Lisandro

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Re: A security problem?
« Reply #15 on: April 08, 2011, 12:53:32 AM »
So, if I completly turn off UAC in Windows 7 it's the same as if I would be still using Windows XP (secure-wise)?
If you're logged as an admin, without UAC, you'll get back to XP age as admin... Not good measure anyway.
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Re: A security problem?
« Reply #16 on: April 08, 2011, 01:16:05 AM »
Thanx for the suggestion. Windows XP had no UAC system, right? Only a possibility to login as an admin or a normal user (without admin rights). So, if I completly turn off UAC in Windows 7 it's the same as if I would be still using Windows XP (secure-wise)?
If you completely turn off UAC, you're in effect defeating the new security centry that was added to Windows Vista and Win 7.
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Re: A security problem?
« Reply #17 on: April 08, 2011, 05:46:34 PM »
So, if I completly turn off UAC in Windows 7 it's the same as if I would be still using Windows XP (secure-wise)?
If you're logged as an admin, without UAC, you'll get back to XP age as admin... Not good measure anyway.

Well, that's exactly what I'm doing. I felt safe half a year ago when I still had my old PC with Windows XP on it - always logged in as admin and never had any problems. The two main security applications that I rely on are Avast (free) and Sandboxie (paid). I occasionally run a MBAM (free) scan and that's about it. I think I'll be OK with UAC off.

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Re: A security problem?
« Reply #18 on: April 08, 2011, 06:13:12 PM »
Bellzemos I believe you're okay have the UAC turn off unless you keep MS patch update, Avast and MBAM as well as long as you don't do anything stupid online ;)
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Re: A security problem?
« Reply #19 on: April 08, 2011, 08:52:34 PM »
Bellzemos I believe you're okay have the UAC turn off unless you keep MS patch update, Avast and MBAM as well as long as you don't do anything stupid online ;)
That's easy for you to say as Bellzemos has already done stupid things. ::)

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Re: A security problem?
« Reply #20 on: April 08, 2011, 09:04:30 PM »
But UAC wouldn't have prevented that as there is no guarantee that people won't just allow the action or dismiss the UAC intervention. When it is too noisy people just click yes every time or get so hacked off as to disable it.
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Re: A security problem?
« Reply #21 on: April 09, 2011, 05:38:43 PM »
I agree with what David said.

That's easy for you to say as Bellzemos has already done stupid things. ::)

I'm happy that you never did anything stupid.  :)

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Re: A security problem?
« Reply #22 on: April 09, 2011, 05:44:27 PM »
But UAC wouldn't have prevented that as there is no guarantee that people won't just allow the action or dismiss the UAC intervention.
You can always say yes and bypass the security... Like disabling your antivirus, setting an exclusion, think that something is a false positive.
UAC just block elevation. And do it very very well. If you're installing a clean software, ok, go ahead. But, if you're doing nothing and some strange program asks for elevated rights, well, you have at least a warning.

You can always bypass the security...
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