User Account Control, or UAC, is a security feature first introduced in Microsoft Windows Vista. It aims to improve security by limiting application software to user level privileges unless the process is authorized to run with elevated privileges.

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How does consent.exe know what to display?

consent.exe is responsible for showning the UAC dialog. Looking at the command line parameters with Process Explorer, I see the following: consent.exe 1316 748 000000004385BD60 I have read How ...