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What does UAC stand for?

UAC stands for User Account Control (Microsoft Windows Vista)

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  • Information technology (IT) and computers
  • Business, finance, etc.

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Granted, Microsoft's design improves on the mistake of creating applications that require privileges and end up being funnelled inefficiently through Windows User Account Control (UAC), but leaves hanging the question of whether even standard user apps should be allowed in the first place.
This guide provides solutions, hacks, and tips for getting around problems such as 'the Green Ribbon of Death' and constant interruptions from the User Account Control feature.
To tweak the settings, click Start, type account, and select Change User Account Control settings.
This feature, called User Account Control (UAC), should have been a godsend--it's designed to stop malicious software from installing things or making system changes without your permission.