UAC prompt question

  1.    21 Apr 2018 #1

    UAC prompt question

    What is the difference between the UAC Prompt for Credentials on the Secure Desktop vs the default mode of simply Prompt for Credentials?

    I have my UAC settings set to all the way High in the User Control Panel
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    Windows 10 Home x64 and Pro x86
       22 Apr 2018 #2

    The default setting uses the Secure desktop. It is the setting below that that avoids it.

    During Windows Vista/7 development, MS reported that malware could not penetrate onto the secure desktop in order to bypass approval by the user.

    I have looked through some old notes and cannot find a link to the original MS document [which might not be available any more anyway]. If I stumble across it I'll add a link to it in a fresh post for you.

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    Windows 10 Home x64 and Pro x86
       22 Apr 2018 #3

    Found it -

    The dimming of your desktop is referred to as the secure desktop because other programs can't run while it's dimmed. User Account Control - MDSN

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