My friend has a new laptop with Vista. Laptop came with lots of things she didnt want/need so yesterday I set to to help our clear things out.
I use XP so Vista is a new ball game for me. What I couldnt understand was evry time you go to do something up pops a warning message something about this application is doing something do you want to proceed. As a Vista user you will probably know what I mean.
Why is this happening, can it be stopped. She uses Vista firewall, Windows Defender and Avast Anti Virus.
UAC is helpful in a networking environment, especially when a machine might have more than one user account as it prevents users, or external sources, from modifying system settings and installing unwanted software - it's a very powerful and valuable security tool in that respect.
If you turn it off you would be well advised not to login as an administrator - your computer will be at greater risk if you do. The fewer the priviledges your account has without UAC the more secure you'll be.
Many members of this forum use the Norton UAC tool click here it is free and modifies the Vista UAC such that you only get asked once for each different task that you wish to perform. Just as safe as the Vista version and a lot more user friendly.
It's not often that I get to say something nice about Norton's products but this one actually works and works well.