Solved allowing a program to make changes

June 19, 2013 at 06:39:01
Specs: Windows 7, 2100/4.00GB
when I log on a window asks if I want to allow a program to make changes
to my computer, how can I get rid of this please

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#1
June 19, 2013 at 08:07:57
✔ Best Answer
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/...

If you do disable UAC, be aware of which programs you run as they'll have the same access to the computer as you do. This includes reading and making changes to protected system areas, your personal data, saved files, and anything else stored on the computer. Programs will also be able to communicate and transfer information to and from anything your computer connects with, including the Internet.

:: mike


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#2
June 19, 2013 at 15:08:37
Press Ctrl-Alt-Del and go to the Applications tab.
See what is showing when you get this pop up and it will give us a clue what program is causing this.

Best not disable UAC unless you really have to.

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#3
June 19, 2013 at 15:27:17
response #1 looks spot on!

thinker ,
Does it tell you WHICH program is causing that pop-up...usually they say which one.

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#4
June 19, 2013 at 15:50:15
If an unknown program is causing popups it is risky allowing it to make changes by disabling UAC. It could be a virus.

If the program name is given then we need to know what it is. If not then determine it by the method suggested in #2. If that doesn't give it then type msconfig in search and see if you can deduce it from the Startup tab. We can help further if necessary.

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#5
June 19, 2013 at 21:26:53
UAC is one of the relatively few built-in security functions
I haven't turned off. I've read the descriptions of what it is
supposed to do more than once, but I'm still confused.
I know it warns me when I run something like regedit.exe,
but I can figure out for myself that that is dangerous. What
other situations is it supposed to react to? I've never seen
it do anything except warn me about the obvious -- that is,
something that I just clicked on. It has never popped up
unexpectedly, as if in reaction to a virus trying to run. Can
it even do that?

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#6
June 19, 2013 at 21:41:38
XPUser
Thanks for input, the program is Zone Alarm Security,
Software Technologies Ltd on hard drive

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#7
June 20, 2013 at 08:05:02
It should be safe to let Zone Alarm make changes as it is your security suite and firewall. This might happen from time to time but if it happens endlessly then it points to some problem with the program.

If so, then try to disable the program first and then use this uninstaller:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/dow...

Maybe a re-install would then fix it but firewalls almost always have a learning curve so you might get pop-ups for a while after re-install. If the problem still persists after that, then consider an alternative security suite.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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