Re: Permission needed to start a specific program in the Start Men
When you run a program with elevated privileges that program has access to
much of the operating system. This is NOT necessary in a properly coded
program. You tell the computer the program is approved by elevating the
privileges each time you start the program.
Why do you do this? Because elevated privileges can be dangerous. If some
malware were to spoof the program you are starting, and be allowed to run
with elevated privileges, it could do most any type of harm to your computer
and the data on it.
If YOU start the program - grant elevated privileges. If it starts "out of
the blue, with no interaction from you" it could be that malware has been
substituted for the program trying to start without your intervention. In
this case, you had better say **NO**.
So, until the program has been updated to work correctly with Vista - you
are better off living with the situation as it now stands. I have an ad
blocking program that needs elevated privileges to update. I grant them each
and every time. Hopefully, one of the updates will solve for this with a
"program" update in the near future. If the problem isn't solved for I will
change to a different program that is 100% compatible with Vista.
Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
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"Paddy" <Paddy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> "Rick Rogers" wrote:
>> It's trying to run with elevated privileges...
> I've checked and, yes, it does need extra privileges. So that explains it.
> Is there a way to tell Vista that this program is "approved"?
> Thank you