allowing programs to run

Sony Crash bash (psx)
November 19, 2009 at 15:13:05
Specs: wVista, n/a
When running different kind of programs, Windows Vista is asking me whether or not it is allowed for this program to run. I was looking how to disable this (for non-treatening programs), but the only thing I've found is that you can only disable the whole system ... so, ON or OFF, nothing in between. Can't you set this on the level of the program itself ? Isn't there a "don't ask this again" checkbox ?

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#1
November 19, 2009 at 16:06:14
I disabled that feature/bug on my Vista laptop but I have faith in myself not to let anything bad enter the system. Do you?

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#2
November 19, 2009 at 16:14:17
Cannot tell, I'm not the user of that computer

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#3
November 20, 2009 at 07:13:29
Then disable it & don't worry about it. Most people will say yes to anything. It's not going to save any morons from getting a virus.

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#4
November 20, 2009 at 07:47:33
In Vista the thing that ask you whether or not it is allowed for this program to run is called UAC (User Account Control). If you know what you are doing you can disable this feature by following the tutor given HERE.

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#5
November 20, 2009 at 09:07:37
I didn't figure out it was UAC, cause it is a Vista in another language than english ;)

Anyway, wan't it the case that in XP and so, this kind of thing was working, were you could allow, or not allow, any given executable name to be run ?

It's a bit worrying, that 20 years of Windows cannot provide a better solution, but there you go, it's still Windows, an unsafe OS it any way, so why bother ?

Method #2 in http://www.petri.co.il/disable_uac_... is funny : still people are being told to use REGEDIT ... it's like giving a knif to a murderer ! Here, do something with it.

Windows, gotta love it.


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#6
November 20, 2009 at 09:32:36
UAC was supposed to be M$ solution to the embarrasing case where in Windows XP everybody is the Omnipotent Administrator by default. This is what made Windows XP vulnerable to hacks, zero days and so on. Unfortunately for M$ Vista UAC did not sit well with both home & business customers. M$ was forced to fix it (ostensibly the bottom line for their stockholders) by releasing Windows 7. Windows 7 still uses UAC but on a much lesser scale.

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#7
November 21, 2009 at 14:46:22
Still, there IS a good idea in there, but the weak point is that a regular user, and also an advanced one for that matter, will never know how dangerous executables may be.

So, MS is still strugling with the superuser/regular-user issue ...


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