Are UAC pop-ups in Windows 7 and
Does UAC prevent
you from placing a legacy
program or application in the Startup folder?
With Software Candy’s Exclude App from UAC
keep UAC but easily
block the annoying UAC pop ups
application of your choice.
Simply download and install Exclude App from UAC
bothered by User Access Control (or UAC) popup windows interrupting
you as you work with your favorite program.
With the introduction of version 2.0, Exclude
App from UAC
lets you exclude any
of applications. It has also been positively tested working with 64-bit
Version 2.2 now supports legacy applications (that used to run
on Windows 95, 98, 2000 and XP) and applications located anywhere
on your disk, including folder names that include spaces!
: This product has computer security
implications. Be sure to read the Advanced tab for
What is User Access Control
and what does Exclude App from UAC
User Access Control was designed to limit an application’s
privileges on Microsoft’s Windows Vista and Windows 7 system, unless it
been authorized by the user account administrator. This is done to
protect the safety of system files from malware and other security
After a while it’s easy to get sick of the countless
authorization requests asking you to confirm every action you need
to take. If you are an advanced PC user who likes to make changes
to your system, you probably see these messages a lot. Knowing that
these nagging prompts are one of the biggest
complaints among Windows 7 and Vista, Software Candy has come up with a
seamless solution to
the UAC overload with Exclude App from UAC
Once downloaded on to your computer, Exclude App from UAC
the UAC dialog boxes permanently in one easy step -- for a
single application of your choice
With the UAC
feature now disabled for that program, you can now invoke it as
frequently as you want, without being interrupted by the USA message
box. It even stays active after
As with all Software Candy products, Exclude App from UAC
completely free of any viruses or spyware (digitally signed for
authenticity and integrity) and is well tested for its advertised
features. If ever needed, you can also uninstall it completely with
a single click, performing a total cleanup after itself.
The beauty of this wizard is that you don't have to follow any complex
instructions or now how to type cryptic command line syntax. Once you
download this app (keep it on your desktop or in
an easy-to-find folder), you open it, select an application program in
your computer and... Voila! You will now find a shortcut on your
desktop pointing to a UAC-free invocation of
the application that you selected.
With the introduction of Version 2.0, Exclude
App from UAC
lets you exclude any
of applications. To add exclusions, simply invoke Exclude
from the Start Menu.
: Our tool will create a special (dedicated
to run the application excluded from UAC.
Your regular shortcut (if you have one) for that application
will continue to function as before (i.e. with
Whenever you want to run the application excluded from UAC,
be sure to use the dedicated shortcut created during setup.
conscious about security, we
must advise against disabling UAC in your computer. We are
making this product available for
educational purposes and for demonstrating our ability to simplify
tasks that are only accessible to geeks and IT professionals. If you do
decide to purchase this product, use it at your own risk. For more
information, continue reading below.
Whether you have virus protection in the form of a Windows anti virus
or anti malware, it is important to note that no virus scanner can
detect all types of PC virus. Even when your computer is updated to the
latest antivirus, your computer can still be infected with a virus,
with or without your cooperation. With the introduction of UAC in
Windows Vista and Windows 7, however, your cooperation (with the virus)
is mandatory for the virus to damage core system files and
UAC achieves this by implementing the principle of "least
privilege", which dictates that any process running on your computer
must have only
the privileges required to
accomplish its task. That is, no higher privileges whatsoever.
Windows XP, for example, everything you run has the same privileges as
your account, and when you are logged in as Administrator, an
application, including Internet Explorer runs with administrative
In Windows Vista and Windows 7, if an application is written correctly,
claiming to not
needing administrative rights (e.g. Internet Explorer, Microsoft
Office, Windows Mail, etc), no UAC authorization message will
ever pop up, unless it is infected by a virus
This is where UAC's
usefulness and true contribution to security lies: If you understand
the meaning of this, you will not
administrative access and the virus will never contaminate your core
system files and other users' data.
that, following the explanation above, UAC wouldn't help if you are
tricked into agreeing to an application's claim of needing
administrative rights. This is true for an illegitimate program asking
for administrative rights (as in phishing) and it is also true for a
asking for administrative rights but happens to be infected
To summarize, it appears that UAC really helps when all following
conditions are met:
- All applications installed in your
computer are written properly (cooperating with the UAC scheme) and
- You understand what the UAC prompts mean and
- You never mistakenly click "Allow" or
"Continue" in a moment of carelessness.
to minimize the probability of a virus damaging your core system files
other users' data, we highly recommend leaving UAC at its highest
setting and only exclude an application when it is absolutely
necessary. This is because one never knows if and when the program you
elect to exclude from UAC will be infected with a virus.
- Q1. I saw some references to a "command line". What is it?
Do I have to know what a command line is?
- A1. No, you don't have to know how to type commands or what
command line is. All you do after downloading and saving our Exclude
App from UAC
to your desktop (or any folder) is double-click it, click Next, Next,
Finish on its wizard and UAC pop-ups are gone.
- Q2. I downloaded and installed Exclude App from
UAC but I can't find any uacTask1 shortcut on my desktop.
- A2. When installing Exclude App from UAC,
were you prompted by Windows to enter an administrator password? If so,
that shortcut was installed on that account's desktop. Logoff, then
logon into that administrator account and you will find it there. The
current version of Exclude App from UAC doesn't
support shortcuts on a Standard account desktop.
- Q3. I have a legacy application that needs to run on start, from the registry's HKLM/run section. I installed Exclude App from UAC but it still prompts me every time I start. Is there a way to solve this?
- A3. Yes. Go to that HKLM/run entry and replace the direct full path to that application with the direct full path of the uacTask shortcut on your desktop.
Download Software Candy’s Exclude App from UAC
today and say goodbye to the UAC prompt annoyance (for your select
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- Install it.
By purchasing this product, you receive 12 downloads for 365
days (whichever expires first). In effect, this gives you up to 12
FREE upgrades for one year. If you purchased this product, remember
to periodically check this page for a new version. We strive to
polish our products to perfection.
Note: Unless otherwise noted (in the compatibility list below), this software is compatible with
the 32-bit version of Windows. Download this FREE tool
to check whether your Windows is 32-bit or 64-bit.