Authentic UAC?

#1
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
Premium Supporter
#2
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?

Good question. If hackers can hit Pentagon, they can certainly hit you. Thus the answer: No way you can discover it. Computer reality is highly vulnerable, trust and reliability are dependent on friends and pals, Police and Officials are quite inefficient. The only sure way to secure yourself is to have your security programs up-to-date; to have them there, you're pretty sure to to have a shield against malware of all and any sort, since people working for security and against bad forces sincerely do their very best to keep it safe.

Cheerio,

Titanic / Pauli
 


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