On www.windows-now.com Robert McLaws writes about an Idea Symantec has on disabling UAC. I must say I cannot agree more with him. UAC is a very good feature in Vista. OK, it can be annoying sometimes, but on the whole I do think it will help people understand at least WHEN they are doing something that has impact on the security and integrity of the system they are using.
People will say: I did not know that, but they did approve something. It will not stop them doing stupid things, but at least they are confronted with the warning, although they will see it like the screenshot show here.
I do hope Symantec will find other ways to run their antivirus software (like Kaspersky and Sophos have done) other than kernel hooking and disabling UAC.
It sounds like let’s start to make your system unsecure first so we can secure it again for you…