Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 5th Mar 2009 13:27 UTC
Windows For Windows 7, Microsoft has made some changes to User Account Control to counter the criticism that UAC was too intrusive. It didn't take long before several holes were poked in Windows 7's default UAC settings, and now one is left to wonder: is it wise to sacrifice security for (perceived?) usability? Ars has an editorial that deals with this question.
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Actually this exists in Windows Vista and newer systems and it's turned on for some applications through a flag in the application compatibility database. It doesn't solve all problems though since the application(s) may depend on some change in the global settings which wouldn't happen when the file/registry access is virtualized.

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