Posted 31 January 2008 - 07:37 PM
My interpretation of the Langa Newsletter article that you've cited is that it WILL disable UAC for the Administrator accounts. There will be no UAC protection available for those accounts - so if malware exploits them, you won't know about it. The standard user accounts will still have the elevation prompt (so will be, in effect, protected by UAC).
The normal account in Vista functions as a Standard User until it's called upon to do something that requires Administrator credentials.
If it's a Standard User account, then it asks for Adminstrator credentials (username and password) in order to perform the action.
If it's an Administrator account, then it simply asks for permission (without the need to enter credentials) in order to perform the action.
Without UAC, this elevation will be automatic. If malware exploits it, it will install and you won't know about it. Yes, UAC is a PITA - but getting infected is more of a PITA. Even if it only stops one type of malware - wouldn't it be worth it?
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