UAC in Windows® Vista
The User Account Control feature in Windows Vista and the ways to disable or control it.
One of the added security features in Windows Vista is User Account Control. Using this function, the administrator can be notified regarding some critical processes as well as ask permissions before continuing with any processes. Ideally, UAC helps in minimizing the possible threats caused by unsecured downloading or running an application. If you are not running in the administrator mode, the PC will ask for the password to make sure that the processes are only done and allowed by the owner of the PC. As ideal as it may sound, User Account Control can sometimes be very annoying and even confusing.
Here is a rundown of the processes involved in disabling the User Account Control feature in Windows Vista®:
- Finding ‘User Accounts’
- Adjusting the user settings
- Which is the better option?
Finding ‘User Accounts’
It is very easy to find the User Account Control feature in Windows Vista®. The first thing you have to do is to go to ‘Control Panel’ and then search for ‘User Account Controls’. After that, it will prompt you to the results for ‘User Accounts’. Select that result. When you restart the PC, you will no longer receive any of the annoying messages every time you want to install or perform some processes. However, do this only if you know that you won’t go about checking unsecured websites or downloading malicious files.
Adjusting the user settings
You can do another process. You can download a program that can suppress the User Account Control feature to ensure that the PC’s security is up all the time, but in the silent mode. This mitigates the annoyance of the control feature, as well as provides you much needed protection against unpermitted installations.
If you are choosing between the two ways of disabling the User Account Control feature in Windows Vista, then you can get more benefits by suppressing it than merely disallowing it. If you are more prone to unpermitted downloads as well as automatic set-ups and your system is always at risk, it is best to have a tool that can help you to do things your way without sacrificing security. At the end of the day, it all depends on your manner of using the PC and to what extent your system is protected from threats that will truly dictate the security of your PC. The great thing about UAC is that it takes that responsibility for you and all you have to do is allow or disallow it.