Windows 10: Is the UAC safe enough for private use or are separate accounts still the better solution?

Discus and support Is the UAC safe enough for private use or are separate accounts still the better solution? in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; Hello everybody, as also an "family admin" I always struggle with the decision to let people work with a standard user account in conjunction with a... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by Martin Fessler, Mar 25, 2020.

  1. Is the UAC safe enough for private use or are separate accounts still the better solution?


    Hello everybody,


    as also an "family admin" I always struggle with the decision to let people work with a standard user account in conjunction with a separate admin account or let them work with admin rights and rely on the user account control.


    In the case of separate accounts, they must also enter the password of the admin account instead of just agree to the UAC message, but otherwise there is basically no difference purely in terms of security - the task is performed in both cases executed with elevated rights.
    Or am I missing something like possible extended rights outside of a UAC elevation...?!

    Thanks and greetings,
    Martin

    :)
     
    Martin Fessler, Mar 25, 2020
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  2. Yaqub K Win User
    Windows 10 UAC problems

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting on Microsoft Communities.

    I suggest you to disable the UAC-(Select the bar as shown in the below screen shot) and check with the issue. To open User account control settings, follow the steps:

    • Click on the search bar on the taskbar.
    • Type User account control settings.

    Is the UAC safe enough for private use or are separate accounts still the better solution? 3bad81a6-0885-4c42-b10d-9c53d2f543f7.png

    Hope it helps.
     
    Yaqub K, Mar 25, 2020
    #3
  3. Is the UAC safe enough for private use or are separate accounts still the better solution?

    Problem with UAC in win 10

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community. Appreciate your interest in using Windows 10.

    To disable UAC prompts, I suggest you to follow the steps provided below:

    • In the search bar, type Control Panel and press Enter.
    • Click on User Accounts and again click on User Accounts.
    • Click on Change User account control settings.
    • Provide password for the UAC prompt.
    • Drag the box from Always Notify to Never Notify and click on OK.
    • Provide password for the UAC prompt (if asked again).

    Important: Turning off UAC reduces the security of your computer and may expose you to increased risk from malicious software. We do not recommend leaving UAC disabled.

    Hope the information is helpful. Feel free to write to us for any other assistance with Windows, we’ll be glad to assist you.
     
    Eeshwar Kumar, Mar 25, 2020
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