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Hi,

Whenever I boot and the resident part of Malwarebytes runs I get the typical blue UAC window asking if I want to allow it. Now I used to run it in Admin mode so it could do all it's cleaning etc unincumbered. I turned that off but I still get the UAC windows ever time I boot up. I had turned UAC off completely but had second thoughts about it as I think it is actualy a usefull tool. Is there a way to prevent this from coming up every time I bootup?

Thanks,

Joe Lore

Fall River, MA

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Hello and welcome, joelore:

ISSUE: Why does Windows always ask to allow Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware to run when I try to open the scanner on Windows Vista and Windows 7?

SOLUTION: This is quite normal and happens because of a feature in newer Windows versions known as User Account Control. When you receive one of these prompts for Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, simply click Continue or Allow and the program should be able to run without any issues. On Windows Vista you may also see a tray notification stating that Windows has blocked some startup programs. When you see this, click on the tray icon and if Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware is listed, click to allow it to run.

From Here: http://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?showtopic=10138, Item #19.

The only way to turn this off would be to disable Windows UAC, which is NOT recommended, as it renders your system much more vulnerable.

It only takes a second to click OK to allow MBAM to run.

I know this question has been asked many times before, but I cannot seem to locate the threads.

Perhaps one of the MBAM experts can provide additional info, especially why this is all necessary.

HTH,

daledoc1

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Hello and welcome, joelore:

From Here: http://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?showtopic=10138, Item #19.

The only way to turn this off would be to disable Windows UAC, which is NOT recommended, as it renders your system much more vulnerable.

It only takes a second to click OK to allow MBAM to run.

I know this question has been asked many times before, but I cannot seem to locate the threads.

Perhaps one of the MBAM experts can provide additional info, especially why this is all necessary.

HTH,

daledoc1

Sorry I could not find item #19.

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Go to this page, Section A, & scroll down to #19:

http://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?showtopic=10138&view=findpost&p=49525

The text for that item is quoted in my previous reply.

The blue words in the quoted section are a hyperlink that will take you to a Microsoft web page that explains the UAC.

If you search the forums here, you will likely turn up some older threads asking the same question you asked and answered by the MBAM engineers and staff.

Sorry I can't provide more technical info, but I am just a home user.

Someone more experienced is bound to check this thread and provide additional detail.

Best regards,

daledoc1

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Go to this page, Section A, & scroll down to #19:

http://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?showtopic=10138&view=findpost&p=49525

The text for that item is quoted in my previous reply.

The blue words in the quoted section are a hyperlink that will take you to a Microsoft web page that explains the UAC.

If you search the forums here, you will likely turn up some older threads asking the same question you asked and answered by the MBAM engineers and staff.

Sorry I can't provide more technical info, but I am just a home user.

Someone more experienced is bound to check this thread and provide additional detail.

Best regards,

daledoc1

Never mind, it stopped. I turned off UAC alltogether then restarted it and it went away. Must have been a glitch.

Joe

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Item 19 states:

ISSUE: Why does Windows always ask to allow Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware to run when I try to open the scanner on Windows Vista and Windows 7?

SOLUTION: This is quite normal and happens because of a feature in newer Windows versions known as User Account Control. When you receive one of these prompts for Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, simply click Continue or Allow and the program should be able to run without any issues. On Windows Vista you may also see a tray notification stating that Windows has blocked some startup programs. When you see this, click on the tray icon and if Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware is listed, click to allow it to run.

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