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11-Mar-2012, 08:33 PM #1
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I get a pop-up whenever I startup my computer that ask for me to give it permission to my computer, just like when I try installing a program. I have no idea what program is causing this but am worried to let it run in case it is a virus or something. I have looked in the startup items and didn't see anything that was out of the ordinary there.

How can I see what is causing this prompt, and more importantly, how do I safely stop it from appearing every time I startup?
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12-Mar-2012, 04:56 AM #2
That is called User Account Control which can be turned off in the Control Panel.

Go to run Command -> Type in msconfig -> Go to tools -> Disable UAC
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13-Mar-2012, 05:28 PM #3
do not follow that dangerous & stupid advice by the idiot who posted above. Never disable UAC because it is warning you about something

You are infected, your other post tellls me what infection you have

I am closing this post to save any duplicated efforts
please continue in the other topic & let us know if there is any more strange behviour, in that post please
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