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Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by Sam223, Mar 11, 2012.

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  1. Sam223

    Sam223 Thread Starter

    Mar 11, 2012
    (Windows vista:)

    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?
  2. Betrayal


    Feb 4, 2012
    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
  3. dvk01

    dvk01 Derek Moderator Malware Specialist

    Dec 14, 2002
    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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