Why You Shouldn’t Disable your Windows User Account Control

Windows User Account Control or mostly known as UAC was firstly introduced in Windows Vista. Many people find UAC is irritating. It always notifies the user of all system setting changes, thus many of them disable the UAC on Windows. However, there are several reasons why you shouldn’t disable UAC features, especially when you’re using Windows 7:

Why You Shouldn’t Disable your Windows User Account Control

1. UAC prevents any scripts, programs, or any codes change your Windows 7 settings.
2. UAC protects you from viruses, malware and other malicious codes that trying to modify your Windows 7.
3. UAC protects you from installing software or plug-ins that could be potentially harmful.

Different with UAC in Windows Vista, UAC in Windows 7 is tamed and controllable. You can control UAC sensitivity by following these simple steps below:

1. Go to Start -> Control Panel -> System and Security

2. Under the Action Center, click on Change User Account Control Settings.

Under the Action Center, click on Change User Account Control Settings

3. Change UAC level control to suit your needs.

Change UAC level control to suit your needs

There are four types of UAC settings in Windows 7.

1. Never Notify: This option is to turn of the UAC. There is no any alert you will get even when there are critical changes made by software, plug-ins, or anything. I don’t recommend you to activate this setting.
2. Programs Only: This option allows you to get notification when programs try to make changes to your Windows 7 settings.
3. Default: This option allows you to get notified when programs or other features try to change system settings. However, you will not be notified when you make changes yourself.
4. Always Notify: When activate this option, you will always get notified when any system setting changes. I don’t recommend you to use this option because it is rather disturbing.

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Travis Brice is a computer technician and also father of two cute children. After 6 years of hard work at telecommunication company, he decides to quit his job and build his own business. Now he also writes for Spyontech on his spare time. He loves to write about operating system, especially Microsoft Windows.

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