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  1. #1


    john Guest

    an unidentified program wants to access your computer

    hi ,on my vista desktop two icons one for spywareblaster and one for spybot
    s&d have small shields in front of them and when i click on them i need to
    give permission" an unidentified program wants to access your computer"this
    only happens on these two ,i would just like them to start like the rest ,is
    there a way to remove this .apart from turning off uac .many thanks john

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  2. #2


    Ronnie Vernon MVP Guest

    Re: an unidentified program wants to access your computer

    John

    Anytime you start a program that accesses restricted parts of the system
    that effects all users, you need to give your permission for the program to
    run. If you turn off UAC, any program, whether it's malicious or not, will
    be allowed to run using your administrator privileges without you being
    aware of it.

    --

    Ronnie Vernon
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Shell/User


    "john" <john@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:062DB8DC-97F0-47B8-A504-099DA12646A9@microsoft.com...
    > hi ,on my vista desktop two icons one for spywareblaster and one for
    > spybot
    > s&d have small shields in front of them and when i click on them i need to
    > give permission" an unidentified program wants to access your
    > computer"this
    > only happens on these two ,i would just like them to start like the rest
    > ,is
    > there a way to remove this .apart from turning off uac .many thanks john



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    atimholt Guest

    Re: an unidentified program wants to access your computer

    But surely its possible for someone at microsoft to write code to save a
    secure file that lists all programs that the user universally desires to run.
    I mean, how likely is it that I'm going to double click on a program that I
    trust implicitly, then CHANGE MY MIND half way through loading? Surely its
    probable that in 999,999,999 cases out of 1,000,000,000, that if I trust a
    program once, I'll trust it the second time?
    And it doesn't help to tell me to get updates for programs, when some of
    these implicitly trusted programs are of a type that will never be updated.

    "Ronnie Vernon MVP" wrote:

    > John
    >
    > Anytime you start a program that accesses restricted parts of the system
    > that effects all users, you need to give your permission for the program to
    > run. If you turn off UAC, any program, whether it's malicious or not, will
    > be allowed to run using your administrator privileges without you being
    > aware of it.
    >
    > --
    >
    > Ronnie Vernon
    > Microsoft MVP
    > Windows Shell/User
    >
    >
    > "john" <john@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:062DB8DC-97F0-47B8-A504-099DA12646A9@microsoft.com...
    > > hi ,on my vista desktop two icons one for spywareblaster and one for
    > > spybot
    > > s&d have small shields in front of them and when i click on them i need to
    > > give permission" an unidentified program wants to access your
    > > computer"this
    > > only happens on these two ,i would just like them to start like the rest
    > > ,is
    > > there a way to remove this .apart from turning off uac .many thanks john

    >


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    cquirke (MVP Windows shell/user) Guest

    Re: an unidentified program wants to access your computer

    On Sun, 29 Jul 2007 21:00:03 -0700, atimholt

    >But surely its possible for someone at microsoft to write code to save a
    >secure file that lists all programs that the user universally desires to run.


    That's more or less what they do to define Safe Mode and firewall
    functionalities - and malware regularly edits these things.

    So no, I don't want that, tho that is not the only reason.

    >I mean, how likely is it that I'm going to double click on a program that I
    >trust implicitly, then CHANGE MY MIND half way through loading?


    Not very. However, it is very likely that malware may automate the
    launch (and parameters) of some program, and if UAC didn't pop up to
    warn you, you would not know it was happening.

    Do I "trust implicitly" a particular program? Maybe.

    Do I "trust implicitly" that program, for all possible parameters as
    passed via CLI or other methods? No way!

    >probable that in 999,999,999 cases out of 1,000,000,000, that if I trust a
    >program once, I'll trust it the second time?


    You're missing it. It's not about the program, it is about why it is
    running and what it is doing (or being automated to do).



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