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#1 Elendil

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Posted 26 May 2008 - 06:30 PM

Hello!

Today I tried to use Spybot's Immunization Feature and I received the following notice:

"This action may not be performed completely since you are not an administrator. If you want this performed for all users, please run this application elevated as an administrator."

What's weird about this message is that I am on the Administrator account on my laptop, which is in fact, the only account on my laptop.

I can't remember if this has ever happened before, but I might not have used Spybot's Immunization feature; I have Threatfire in addition to AVG, and I use Sandboxie for the majority of web surfing, so the immunization list isn't that big of a deal, but the lack of Administrative privileges is a bit disturbing.

In addition, I opened up my control panel to search for the User Account Control menu to see if I could turn it off (I figure if there's one feature in Vista that would give me control problems it'd be UAC), but I can't find an option to turn off UAC anywhere. I've looked in Admin Tools, Security, User Accounts, Parental Control, and I can't find anything about turning off UAC.

Is there an option that I'm overlooking here, or do I have a problem with my copy of Vista?
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#2 JanD

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Posted 26 May 2008 - 11:33 PM

Elendil, I had the same problem today. I have a Dell Dim. E521 with Vista Home Premium. I tried to run an update on some software and it told me I was not the "Admin" but I was. I went to Start; Control Panel; User Accts & Family; User Acct; and it should come up with the accts there. If only one is listed and it is you with Administrator under your name, then you are the only one. Now what I did to get my update after that...I don't remember, maybe someone else on here can do so! JanD

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 04:04 AM

1. When you want to run Spybot S&D right click the shortcut and select Run as Administrator. If you want permanently run it as administrator follow This

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 05:31 AM

2. To turn off User Account Control (You may use method #4):How to disable UAC in Vista




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