Just a few days ago, I covered a handy Windows application called ElevatedShortcut
that is designed to get rid of UAC prompts for trusted apps while keeping them enabled for all other apps. UAC or User Account Control is a security measure integrated into Windows that keeps untrusted apps from running on your computer without your express permission. Today, we've yet another similar app at your disposal called EnSC
. You might be wondering what EnSC offers over ElevatedShortcut that makes it worth recommending. The tool's flagship feature is its ability to also encrypt the shortcut created for running the app with elevated privileges, meaning even if elevation is granted by a user, the selected shortcut still remains safe from prying eyes. Moreover, the tool allows to create such shortcuts from network drives as well. Read More
Those UAC prompts that pop up when you execute an app can become fairly annoying if you constantly have to deal with them. For those unfamiliar, UAC or User Account Control, is a Windows security feature that limits users from executing certain programs until an administrator grants the required privileges or elevation. Although it’s a nifty security measure that keeps malicious threats at bay, it becomes increasingly annoying if you’re running the same trusted app quite frequently. Of course, you can easily disable UAC if you wish
, but if you don't want to disable it altogether for all apps, a tiny portable utility from WinAero called ElevatedShortcut
can help you get rid of UAC for selected apps only. With support for both Windows 7 and 8, the application allows to create elevated shortcuts of your favorite applications at your desired location. Launching the app using these elevated shortcuts ensures you're never bothered with a UAC prompt again for that app.
UAC (User Account Control) is a Windows Security mechanism that ensures that malwares and virus infected scripts and applications will not be able to exploit system administrative privileges. Whenever an application attempts to write to system wide locations, it prompts standard user to enter system admin password to let application write to required system folders and locations, such as, Program Files, Windows registry, etc. UAC Process Analyzer
is a portable application which informs you about the integrity of a selected running process. It helps users identify the UAC restrictions imposed on the applications. UAC Process Analyzer fetches UAC specific security details for selected application, which includes, Integrity Level, Trusted Directory, UAC Virtualization and Digital Signature. UAC Analyzer assists application developers in investigating the reasons due to which their applications might be considered suspicious by UAC.
The chance of stumbling across a malicious Android application, as little as it may be, is one that you don’t want to take. There are more than a few anti-malware apps in the Android Market that help you safeguard your privacy, like the freshly released LBE Privacy Guard
for rooted devices,
for instance, which employs a method unique to the Android world. The freeware features a background service that constantly monitors app activities, alerting you whenever an app attempts to send or access SMS, location, phone ID or the internet and allowing you to permit or deny requested access from within said security alerts or the app itself. The developer, XDA member eoc
, claims it is the “most powerful privacy protection app for Android” and has good reason to think so.
is a Windows 7 tweaker that allows you to customize a plentiful of Windows native functions and tools. Compared with previously covered TweakNow Powerpack
, it has almost all the advanced options to optimize system performance and change default Windows OS administration and management related settings. It provides options for tweaking with UAC (User Account Control) settings, system performance and security functions, Windows Explorer, and Start menu. For instance, you can make Start menu item look like a Dell Alienware icon, disable folder options, add new items to desktop right-click context menu and so on. Sunrise Tweak has options for both advanced and basic users. One does not have to be an expert to alter Windows 7 features.
User Account Control (UAC) is a great security feature which was initially implemented by Microsoft in Windows Vista. Windows 7 is laced with some noteworthy improvements with respect to UAC, as compared to Vista. Lets discuss how we can fine tune Windows 7 UAC.
The User Account Control (UAC)
concept was first introduced by Microsoft in Windows Vista. UAC in Windows Vista prompted the software applications or processes which intended to access the system resources for the administrative right. Although the sole purpose of this was to enhance the security of Windows, but this features turned out to be annoying for a majority of users.
Microsoft is very confident in boasting that Windows 7 is the one of the safest operating systems. Windows 7 has enhanced many features from Windows Vista, some noteworthy improvements have been made to Windows 7's Security. Lets see what’s new in Windows 7 security.
Are you annoyed by Windows Vista UAC but still want to keep it on for security propose? Windows Vista’s UAC is absolutely the most annoying feature on Vista but you’ll have to think twice before turning it off or else you can risk your computer to unauthorized changes by viruses and malwares. There is a better way to deal with this situation, which is to tweak Windows UAC to run quietly in the background without popping unnecessary prompts every second. We have listed three software that will help you in making UAC less annoying. Read More
UAC or User Access Control is a new feature of Windows Vista that is meant to enhance the security of your system. Each time an application is installed or whenever an important system change is made by the user or by a running process, the screen is blacked out and temporarily disabled and a dialog is shown with the choices to allow or deny the action. If the logged user is not an administrator, Windows Vista will also ask for the administrator password. While this helps keeping your system safer from threats, it can also be very annoying and sometimes confusing. UAC does clearly improves the security on Windows Vista, under some scenarios you might want to disable it, for example when giving demos in front of an audience. Some home users might be tempted to disable UAC because of the additional mouse clicking it brings into their system, however it is recommended not to immediately do so, and try to get used to it instead. Read More