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Sunday, 1 February 2009

WinPatrol v16 Monitors Changes to UAC Settings

If you are running Vista or Windows 7, give it a shot and let Bill know your thoughts and suggestions!

WinPatrol v16 is still in beta and may be for a while if folks like Microsoft MVP Corrine keeps giving me great suggestions. This latest new feature was a must after reports surfaced that User Account Control settings in Windows 7 could be changed by malware. In fairness, as this Microsoft response points out "The only way this could be changed without the user’s knowledge is by malicious code already running on the box".

I’d like WinPatrol users to know we have their back if some malicious program or even a family member changes the UAC settings on their machine. WinPatrol was also the first program to monitor changes to Windows AutoUpdate settings. Sure enough we’re starting to see many trojans and viruses in the wild trying to monkey with autoupdate setting

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