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    Victek Guest

    Default Smart UAC Replacement 1.0

    I just discovered a program called "Smart UAC Replacement 1.0". It's
    supposed to, well, replace regular dumb UAC. I haven't tested it yet and I
    don't know if it has anything to do with the true UAC mechanism in Vista.
    FWIW it claims to also work with XP and Windows 2000. I'd be interested to
    know what others think about this (once you get over the revulsion and
    disgust <g>) Here comes the link:



    http://www.replaceuac.com/


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    FromTheRafters Guest

    Default Re: Smart UAC Replacement 1.0

    I especially liked this gem.

    "...and finds both known and unknown malicious programs
    and prevents their activity."

    Finally - we can all relax. )

    "Victek" <Victek@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    news:3A957ED8-FF41-48F0-A230-113FD7DA1F0A@microsoft.com...
    >I just discovered a program called "Smart UAC Replacement 1.0". It's
    >supposed to, well, replace regular dumb UAC. I haven't tested it yet and I
    >don't know if it has anything to do with the true UAC mechanism in Vista.
    >FWIW it claims to also work with XP and Windows 2000. I'd be interested to
    >know what others think about this (once you get over the revulsion and
    >disgust <g>) Here comes the link:
    >
    > http://www.replaceuac.com/




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    Spaceman Guest

    Default Re: Smart UAC Replacement 1.0

    Hmm?
    I don't know if I want to trust.
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    with the security of my Windows system.
    although who knows, it might be a nice program.
    I don't think I want to be the guineapig on that though.

    --
    James M Driscoll Jr
    MCTS (Vista)
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    "Victek" <Victek@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    news:3A957ED8-FF41-48F0-A230-113FD7DA1F0A@microsoft.com...
    >I just discovered a program called "Smart UAC Replacement 1.0". It's
    >supposed to, well, replace regular dumb UAC. I haven't tested it yet and I
    >don't know if it has anything to do with the true UAC mechanism in Vista.
    >FWIW it claims to also work with XP and Windows 2000. I'd be interested to
    >know what others think about this (once you get over the revulsion and
    >disgust <g>) Here comes the link:
    >
    > http://www.replaceuac.com/



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    Spirit Guest

    Default Re: Smart UAC Replacement 1.0

    Something that give even more protection than Smart UAC
    is RegRun. Been using it for years starting from Win 95
    through Vista. I use the Platinum Version.

    http://www.greatis.com/security/

    "Victek" <Victek@invalid.invalid> wrote in message news:3A957ED8-FF41-48F0-A230-113FD7DA1F0A@microsoft.com...
    >I just discovered a program called "Smart UAC Replacement 1.0". It's
    > supposed to, well, replace regular dumb UAC. I haven't tested it yet and I
    > don't know if it has anything to do with the true UAC mechanism in Vista.
    > FWIW it claims to also work with XP and Windows 2000. I'd be interested to
    > know what others think about this (once you get over the revulsion and
    > disgust <g>) Here comes the link:
    >
    > http://www.replaceuac.com/
    >


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    Mick Murphy Guest

    Default RE: Smart UAC Replacement 1.0

    Wouldn't touch it with a 40' barge pole!
    It is a Reg cleaner/Anti-spyware/Anti-virus all rolled into one!
    I don't think so!
    --
    Mick Murphy - Qld - Australia


    "Victek" wrote:

    > I just discovered a program called "Smart UAC Replacement 1.0". It's
    > supposed to, well, replace regular dumb UAC. I haven't tested it yet and I
    > don't know if it has anything to do with the true UAC mechanism in Vista.
    > FWIW it claims to also work with XP and Windows 2000. I'd be interested to
    > know what others think about this (once you get over the revulsion and
    > disgust <g>) Here comes the link:
    >
    > http://www.replaceuac.com/
    >


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    Mick Murphy Guest

    Default Re: Smart UAC Replacement 1.0

    Replaceuac looks like snake oil to me.
    Did you read what it is supposed to do?
    If you downloaded it, you'd be scanning with with your anti-virus!
    Not for me!
    --
    Mick Murphy - Qld - Australia


    "Victor Constantinescu" wrote:

    > Hi,
    > Uac's role is just to inform you that a certain application wants to gain
    > admin privileges. Anything "smarter" than that is subject to error.
    >
    > --
    > Victor Constantinescu aka YounGun
    > Security MVP
    > http://victor-youngun.blogspot.com/
    >
    >
    > "Mick Murphy" <MickMurphy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:93D1E243-5B90-44AA-A72D-EDF7BCEF8F1C@microsoft.com...
    > > Wouldn't touch it with a 40' barge pole!
    > > It is a Reg cleaner/Anti-spyware/Anti-virus all rolled into one!
    > > I don't think so!
    > > --
    > > Mick Murphy - Qld - Australia
    > >
    > >
    > > "Victek" wrote:
    > >
    > >> I just discovered a program called "Smart UAC Replacement 1.0". It's
    > >> supposed to, well, replace regular dumb UAC. I haven't tested it yet and
    > >> I
    > >> don't know if it has anything to do with the true UAC mechanism in Vista.
    > >> FWIW it claims to also work with XP and Windows 2000. I'd be interested
    > >> to
    > >> know what others think about this (once you get over the revulsion and
    > >> disgust <g>) Here comes the link:
    > >>
    > >> http://www.replaceuac.com/
    > >>

    >


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    Root Kit Guest

    Default Re: Smart UAC Replacement 1.0

    On Wed, 6 Aug 2008 00:27:00 -0700, Mick Murphy
    <MickMurphy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

    >Replaceuac looks like snake oil to me.


    Definitely. "Security" for the clueless.

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    Steve Riley [MSFT] Guest

    Default Re: Smart UAC Replacement 1.0

    In general, it's a bad idea to use third-party "replacements" for critical
    parts of the operating system. While I'll never claim that our software is
    bug-free, I feel pretty certain that some shady no-charge download that
    tries to replace or improve on some aspect of the security subsystem hasn't
    gone through any kind of testing like we do: the SDL, automated fuzz and
    penetration testing, and threat modeling. My advice: stay away from stuff
    like this.

    --
    Steve Riley
    steve.riley@microsoft.com
    http://blogs.technet.com/steriley
    http://www.protectyourwindowsnetwork.com



    "Victek" <Victek@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    news:3A957ED8-FF41-48F0-A230-113FD7DA1F0A@microsoft.com...
    > I just discovered a program called "Smart UAC Replacement 1.0". It's
    > supposed to, well, replace regular dumb UAC. I haven't tested it yet and
    > I don't know if it has anything to do with the true UAC mechanism in
    > Vista. FWIW it claims to also work with XP and Windows 2000. I'd be
    > interested to know what others think about this (once you get over the
    > revulsion and disgust <g>) Here comes the link:
    >
    > http://www.replaceuac.com/



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    Well, digging around a bit I came across the following facts ! The developers of Smart UAC Replacement are Security Stronghold, who have developed True Sword. Here is what Symantec says about TrueSword: TrueSword is a Security Risk that may give exaggerated reports of threats on the computer. The program then prompts the user to purchase a registered version of the software in order to remove the reported threats. For details see Review : Smart UAC Replacement

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    Martin Nelson Guest

    Default Re: Smart UAC Replacement 1.0

    > I just discovered a program called "Smart UAC Replacement 1.0".

    McAfee Site Advisor
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    Well-respected security researchers have analyzed the software available
    from this site and found that it offers little or no security protection and
    may use deceptive sales tactics.
    http://www.spywarewarrior.com/rogue_anti-spyware.htm

    So say we all
    http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?p=1294312

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