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User Account Control (UAC) in Windows 10

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User Account Control (UAC) in Windows 10

User Account Control (UAC) in Windows 10
At the root or Windows 10’s security is the UAC feature that was first introduced in Windows Vista, annoying so many people at the time. These days, UAC is a much friendlier affair, and it will alert you only to significant events such as the installation of a new desktop applications (Windows Store apps do not trigger an alert as the Store has its own security in place) or if you make changes that could affect anybody else who uses the PC.

Changes you make that will affect only your own user account are commonly highlighted with a yellow UAC Shield icon on the OK button, to alert you to be cautious.

You can open UAC settings from a link on the left side of the Security and Maintenance panel, or by searching for uac in Cortana or the Start Menu. The main UAC interface has a vertical slider with four settings.

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These range from Always notify me, otherwise known as “annoying mode,” through to Off, which I certainly do not recommend, as switching UAC off can allow malware to quietly install itself on the PC.
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