Tag Archives: Windows 10 UAC

Change UAC Prompt Behavior for Administrators in Windows 10

Change UAC Prompt Behavior for Administrators in Windows 10

User Account Control, or just UAC is a part of the Windows security system which prevents apps from making unwanted changes on your PC. By default, the UAC prompt shows a dialog with the Yes and No buttons for administrators. In Windows 10, you can change this behavior. The UAC prompt can be automatically rejected, or can be set to appear on the secure desktop, or set to a variety of other options. Let's review them.

Change UAC Prompt Behavior for Standard Users in Windows 10

Change UAC Prompt Behavior for Standard Users in Windows 10

User Account Control, or just UAC is a part of the Windows security system which prevents apps from making unwanted changes on your PC. By default, the UAC prompt shows administrative accounts which can be selected by standard users to elevate a program. In Windows 10, you can change this behavior. The UAC prompt can be automatically rejected, or can be set to appear on the secure desktop. By default, the user is prompted for  administrator credentials to continue.

Disable Dimmed Secure Desktop for UAC Prompt in Windows 10

Disable Dimmed Secure Desktop for UAC Prompt in Windows 10

User Account Control, or just UAC is a part of the Windows security system which prevents apps from making unwanted changes on your PC.  By default, the UAC prompt appears on a the dimmed secure desktop when you get an security request by the User Account Control. Here is how to enable or disable this feature in Windows 10.

Hide Administrator Account From UAC Prompt in Windows 10

Hide Administrator Account From UAC Prompt in Windows 10

User Account Control, or just UAC is a part of the Windows security system which prevents apps from making unwanted changes on your PC. By default, the UAC prompt shows administrative accounts which can be selected by standard users to elevate a program. For extra security, you can hide administrative accounts from that dialog, so standard users have to additionally enter valid credentials for a local administrator account including a user name and password.

Enable UAC Prompt for Built-in Administrator in Windows 10

Enable UAC Prompt for Built-in Administrator in Windows 10

User Account Control, or just UAC is a part of the Windows security system which prevents apps from making unwanted changes on your PC. By default, the UAC prompt doesn't appear for the built-in Administrator account since it runs with full administrative privileges. For extra security, you can enable the UAC confirmation for that account.

Enable CTRL+ALT+Delete Prompt for UAC in Windows 10

Enable CTRL+ALT+Delete Prompt for UAC in Windows 10

User Account Control, or just UAC is a part of the Windows security system which prevents apps from making unwanted changes on your PC. For extra security, you may want to enable an extra Ctrl + Alt + Del dialog when prompted by UAC.

Create elevated shortcut to skip UAC prompt in Windows 10

Create elevated shortcut to skip UAC prompt in Windows 10

User Account Control, or just UAC is a part of the Windows security system which prevents apps from making unwanted changes on your PC. When some software tries to change system-related parts of the Registry or the file system, Windows 10 shows an UAC confirmation dialog, where the user should confirm if he really wants to make those changes. Usually, the apps that require elevation are related to the management of Windows or your computer in general. A good example would be the Registry Editor app. If the application you are using frequently requires a UAC request every time you start it, confirming the prompt on every launch can get a bit annoying. In this article, we will see how to create a shortcut to run apps elevated without a UAC prompt in Windows 10.

Fix error This app has been blocked for your protection in Windows 10

Fix error This app has been blocked for your protection in Windows 10

In Windows 10, Microsoft tried to increase operating system security. Due to the tighter security model, even Windows Defender can't be disabled permanently without additional tricks. The enhanced protection mechanism prevents unsafe apps from being installed in Windows 10. But sometimes, this results in some false positives and the user is prevented from installing a required safe application. A message appears with the text This app has been blocked for your protection. Here is what you can do to avoid it.