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ERROR: You are NOT and administrator

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 01:20 PM

trying to work out an odd issue.

Windows 7 home premium.

1 admin account with paswword

1 standard user account, no password

when logged into standard user, if i right click on a some programs dont have full functioanlity when run as standard user ( I.E malwarbytes greys out the update tab).

if i right click and choose "run as administrator" it opens normally without asking for a password, and the update button is still greyed out.


other programs (revo uninstaller) if i choose " run as administrator" i am met with a popup dialog that states:

"You are not and administator"

I expected it to ask me for and administrator password.

isnt that how it works?

what am i missing?



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Posted 15 June 2013 - 06:39 PM

no ideas?

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 08:16 PM


It sounds like there are some activities that are allowed for a non admin account. Those activities which are able to change the computer's configuration and content are still reserved for the 'real' administrator.

The non admin account is a good way to work most times as it protects you from opening the wrong doors and getting in too deep before you realize what's happened.

Keep us posted

Stay well and surf safe [stay protected]

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 10:12 PM

Please download MiniToolBox, Save it to your desktop and run it.
NOW: Close any Firefox browsers you may have open

Checkmark the following boxes:

• Flush DNS
• Report IE Proxy Settings
• Reset IE Proxy Settings
• Report FF Proxy Settings
• Reset FF Proxy Settings
• List content of Hosts
• List IP configuration
• List last 10 Event Viewer log
• List Installed Programs
• List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
• List Minidump Files
Click Go and when finished, copy / paste the result (Result.txt).


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Posted 16 June 2013 - 12:57 AM

it seems your account isn't "real" administator

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