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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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UAC is, in my opinion, too highly praised. True, it does protect against the more simplistic admin-requiring malware installation scenarios which were more prevalent before its advent, but it created … new such scenarios, which are not much better. In short, all that UAC changed is the following. Before it came to be, malware authors could make malware that requires admin rights just hoping that …
answered Feb 16 '15 by Mints97