I think it more likely that we'll see a 3rd party solution before we see a solution from Microsoft.
UAC is (IMO) a response to Microsoft telling us to use the Limited User account in XP - and us not following that advice. Also, it's likely a response to all the backlash about Microsoft being responsible/liable for security issues and compatibility. So now it's a requirement (and not a bad one IMO) - but it is a genuine PITA for those of us accustomed to XP in the Administrator mode.
While many have criticized UAC as being too easy to get around, I disagree. Each additional security step, no matter how easy to defeat, makes it one step harder for malware to infect your computer. At work I see the effects of malware on a daily basis. In general, the less security installed on a system, the more likely it is to be infected (although user habits make this a very chancy generalization) - this includes security updates and service packs.
Finally, if we do see a 3rd party solution, it's entirely possible that Microsoft will issue a security fix to prevent it. If a programmer can selectively elevate apps to run without our knowlege (of the elevation process) it isn't a very long leap of logic to see that the bad guys could use this for their own purposes.
Meanwhile I'll just keep on clicking to allow elevation!
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