Authentic UAC?

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by chrisjj, Nov 23, 2012.

  1. chrisjj

    chrisjj New Member

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    How can one discover whether a display like this


    http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/9066/gammachriswindowedgamma.png

    is genuinely from MS, rather than from malware phishing for the Admin password?


    Though MS says (below) this blue+yellow UAC shield verifies MS is the publisher, clearly the presence of the shield does not guarantee MS is the publisher.



    Chris






    What is User Account Control?


    When your permission or password is needed to complete a task, UAC will
    notify you with one of four different types of dialog boxes. The table below
    describes the different types of dialog boxes used to notify you and
    guidance on how to respond to them.


    Icon [blue+yellow shield]


    Type
    A setting or feature that is part of Windows needs your permission to start.


    Description
    This item has a valid digital signature that verifies that Microsoft is the
    publisher of this item. If you get this type of dialog box, it's usually
    safe to continue. If you are unsure, check the name of the program or
    function to decide if it’s something you want to run.

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    Pauli Extraordinary Member
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