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I use StartupMonitor to notify me whenever a program tries to add itself to my machine in Win XP. It seems to serve a similar purpose to the User Account Control.
When I run a regular program, I get UAC and have to say Yes. This program runs from the internet to get current data. Is their a way to list programs you know are good, and not trigger the UAC?
I've noticed that sometimes certain programs need to access system files and will fail otherwise, even if they're not modifying it. (One example is a hardware diagnostic tool. Another example is a Windows 9x game that spits out an error about not being able to access a DLL file.)
Good article. It expands the spectrum for making a more informed decision about verifying an operation. I get lots of UAC notices. My knee jerk is to say yes (I don't want to be delayed) but now I will test a few UAC notices.
As a relative simpleton, I very much like the UAC notification. It gives me a few seconds to think about what I’m about to do -- and verify that I really *do* want to do what I’m about to do.
Off topic -- the more I use and learn about Win7 the more I like it.
Nice post! It’s always dangerous to get into the habit of clicking “yes” or “allow” so UAC is helpful because it makes you think about what you’re doing. This is something I will try to pay more attention to in the future.
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