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New postPosted: Sat May 23, 2009 3:31 am 

The UAC is feature is a bit of a pain,it must be said! I was just wondering if anyone else has disabled this feature? As I am the SOLE user of my laptop and the only changes made to it would be ones that I make,then surely it's safe to switch off this feature?? Or has anyone maybe used the "TweakUAC" program whereby you can run UAC in "quiet mode" instead of disabling it altogether,thus bypassing that annoying prompt everytime I want to open something??- I'd be grateful to hear any comments on this subject. :?:



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When I first used Vista, the UAC lasted about a week and I turned it off. After not using it for a while I decided to give it a try again and have been using it ever since. It's a little bit of a pain to me, but it doesn't bother me as much as it apparently does everyone else. I am the only user on my laptop also, but the UAC, from what I understand, is to prevent a virus from running any applications.

Not to jump off of the subject, but I have Windows Live Onecare. Now that can be a pain. It will ask me whether or not a program can access the internet. I click yes, then the UAC comes up, and then Live Onecare will ask me if the program can access the internet AGAIN. :evil: When this subscription is up, I'm changing my anti-virus software.


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@ jcterry - Thanks for your thoughts on that ...... oh and er ...... I can thoroughly recommend Avast AV! :)



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Don't bother waiting for the subscription to run out lol... just switch now. I know most people want to "get what they pay for" but is the pain OneCare causes worth that money? I'm guessing not. In other related news that will upset you, they are discontinuing OneCare in favor of a free antivirus service I believe this summer. Awesome I know.



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Yeah, I too read that a few months ago, that Windows Live OneCare would be phased out and replaced by a new, FREE AV from Microsoft,codenamed "MORRO". ........ I can surely be forgiven though for thinkin' that it won't be as good as the top 3 free AV's though!! [Avast!, Avira and AVG] ....... :?



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i never paid a dime in my whole life and will never pay !



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Hear Hear!! XxBizxX ......... Ditto!! :lol:



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hahaha , yea , cheers bro , we are born to suffer , this a reason to lose your money :P



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YES!! One of the first things I did when I got my new computer was shut off UAC. I find it very annoying.

However, I am a very experienced user on Windows so I know how to avoid the bad stuff. Inexperienced users might benefit from it, though, even if it is a pain (which it is).



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I have it switched off on my laptop, but on on my desktop, which other people use. I don't deny UAC is useful -- but not for my personal use.



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