Windows 10: "Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your PC"?

  1.    26 Jul 2016 #1

    "Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your PC"?


    Hi everybody. I need a t-shirt that says "I survived the upgrade to Windows 10". I started it Sunday afternoon, from Win 7, and finished it Monday afternoon. Whew. Completely lost my home Wifi use, in the process and had to research it on the other PC, which had been upgraded 2 weeks before and experienced the same thing. Had to find a driver for my Asus USB-N53 wifi adapter - a driver that Asus never bothered to upgrade for Windows 10, and I had to find from Medialink, who did the chip.

    Anyway, I'm getting "Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your PC?" every single time I start a program now! Is there a setting that will remember my answer after the FIRST time, and not keep asking forever?
    ( why is my text suddenly getting underlined here? )


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  2. Posts : 22,266
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16241
       26 Jul 2016 #2

    Hello MamaBear, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    This is indeed the UAC (User Account Control) prompt that is asking you to approve to allow the app to run as an administrator (elevated). This is a security feature to prevent anything from running with elevated rights without you approving first. UAC doesn't have an exception list since it would defeat its designed purpose.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3...dows-10-a.html
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  3.    26 Jul 2016 #3

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello MamaBear, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    This is indeed the UAC (User Account Control) prompt that is asking you to approve to allow the app to run as an administrator (elevated). This is a security feature to prevent anything from running with elevated rights without you approving first. UAC doesn't have an exception list since it would defeat its designed purpose.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3...dows-10-a.html
    I'm fine with that. It's just that it's doing it OVER AND OVER, EVERY TIME I open the programs that I've already told it were ok! I want it to ask once, not EVERY SINGLE TIME. COME ON.
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  4. Posts : 22,266
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16241
       26 Jul 2016 #4

    That's what it's designed to do. To prompt you for approval each and every time anything wants to run with elevated rights.

    This way if something was infected, it can't automatically run with elevated rights to have complete unrestricted access to your computer without you approving it first.

    If you like, you can use the method in the tutorial below to create an elevated shortcut to run a program elevated without getting a UAC prompt. Just be warned of what I posted above.

    Create Elevated Shortcut without UAC prompt in Windows 10 Windows 10 Customization Tutorials
    Last edited by Brink; 30 May 2017 at 16:01. Reason: updated link
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  5.    30 May 2017 #5

    But how would I know that something was infected anyway, unless MalwareBytes or Microsoft Security Essentials CAUGHT it?
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  6. Posts : 22,266
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16241
       30 May 2017 #6

    Running and keeping antivirus software up to date would indeed be the best way.
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  7.    06 Jun 2017 #7

    Precisely!!!!
    MamaBear said: View Post
    But how would I know that something was infected anyway, unless MalwareBytes or Microsoft Security Essentials CAUGHT it?
    Asking for permission to run something that might be dangerous ... with no way for you to know whether or not it is dangerous ... IS UTTERLY STOOOPID.

    If my antivirus says it's infected, it won't let me run that program (and will squirrel it away in the quarantine folder).
    If my antivirus gives no such warning, how am I to know whether it's dangerous?

    It brings to mind the grade-school question "How do you spell <some-difficult-word>".
    Answer: Look it up in the dictionary!

    D'oh!!!!!
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