"lilmommaof3" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote
> How do I turn off the User account control that causes my computer to keep
> asking me if I executed the program and if I want to run it, even when the
> programs were pre-loaded on my comp. It even does it when I try to open
> McAfee Security Center, and it does it every time. This is really getiing
> past the annoying point. I want to turn it off and I do not know how, it
> not give me an qption to do so that I see. I am not very computer savy, so
> please any answers you may give need to be simply worded so I can preform
> required tasks without getting confused. Thanks for your help.
That you are not very computer savvy is an excellent reason _not_ to turn
off User Access Control. It alerts you when a program or process wants to
do something that requires admin rights, and it's asking you to grant
permission. If you turn it off, any piece of malware that get's on your
system can run in an admin context and cause major problems. Also turning
off UAC turns off protected mode for internet explorer, exposing you to that
avenue for malware infection. See these links for info on UAC. http://www.jimmah.com/vista/security/uac.aspx http://technet2.microsoft.com/Window....mspx?mfr=true
Personally I would get rid of McAfee products, (and not use a Norton product
in its place either). Vista has it's own firewall, and there are good
Anti-Virus programs available, some of which are free like AVG and Avast.
NOD32 is an excellent paid program.
Take a close look at the other programs that are asking for admin rights and
so invoking UAC. Most programs that are properly coded for Vista won't
need admin rights and so shouldn't be invoking UAC. Look for updates to
Vista compatible versions or replace them with something that is Vista
All this being said if you want to turn it off go to start | run | msconfig.
On the Tools tab click on Disable UAC and OK out. Then reboot.
Rock [MS-MVP User/Shell]